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February 26, 2020

Team of Mayo Experts Pinpoints Source of Puzzling Leg Weakness

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Without an explanation for progressive weakness in his legs, Raymond Knapp was resigned to the notion that he would be confined to a wheelchair. A collaborative effort among Mayo Clinic specialists in Radiology and Neurology, though, changed everything for Raymond, giving him the diagnosis and treatment he needed to walk on his own again.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Klein, Dr. Harry Cloft, Dr. Kirk Welker, Dr. Marcus Pinto, Dr. Meagan Uzee, Dural arteriovenous fistula


February 21, 2020

Collaborative Approach to Care Restores Conductor’s Sight

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When doctors in Ohio told Robyn Lana they weren’t sure whether a brain aneurysm they found behind her right eye socket was causing the vision problems she’d been experiencing, Robyn turned to Mayo Clinic. Not only did her Mayo care team identify the true cause of her vision loss, they fixed it.

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Tags: Brain Aneurysm, Dr. Giuseppe Lanzino, Dr. Harry Cloft, Dr. Tariq Bhatti


February 5, 2020

Aggressive Approach to Pancreatic Cancer Yields Outstanding Outcome

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When Rita Krueger found out she had pancreatic cancer, the outlook seemed bleak. Then she met a Mayo Clinic physician who was willing to go beyond the standard treatment to achieve remarkable results.

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Tags: Biopsy, chemotherapy, CT scan, diabetes, Dr. Mark Truty, Endoscopy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MRI, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, PET scan


January 27, 2020

Innovative Therapy Improves Lives of People With Neuroendocrine Tumors

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When Jay Elsten’s neuroendocrine tumors no longer were responding to traditional treatment, Mayo Clinic offered him a recently approved nuclear medicine therapy. And it worked. Within a week, Jay’s symptoms were gone.

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Tags: Dr. Geoffrey Johnson, Dr. Thorvardur Halfdanarson, Neuroendocrine tumor, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Rachel Eiring


January 10, 2020

Expert Care, Teamwork Lead to Tailored Treatment for Alexa’s Rare Cancer

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Alexa Lofaro spent six months taking medications for a condition she didn’t have. Once she arrived at Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team specializing in her disease not only provided the right diagnosis, but also conducted the genetic testing necessary to find the right medication for her.

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Tags: Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology, Dr. Jason Young, Dr. Karen Rech, Dr. Ronald Go, Dr. W. Oliver Tobin


December 16, 2019

After Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain, Marah’s Future is Wide Open

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These days, Marah Johnson feels terrific. Happy and healthy, the 20-year-old is living her best life. It’s a new reality for Marah, who had been incapacitated by unexplained pelvic pain until she met a Mayo Clinic physician who demystified her pain and provided a cure.

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Tags: Chronic pelvic pain, Dr. Grace Knuttinen, Interventional Radiology


September 30, 2019

Energized and Excited After Precision Care Relieves Puzzling Problem

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These days, Molly Hanson feels awesome. Free from pain, she’s now eager to get back into her life. Molly’s energy today stands in stark contrast to how she felt a year ago — before she visited Mayo Clinic and learned an undiagnosed medical condition was to blame for many of her debilitating symptoms.

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Tags: Chronic pelvic pain, Dr. Grace Knuttinen, Dr. Paul Snyder, Dr. Tonia Young-Fadok, Postural tachycardia syndrome


August 16, 2019

Reenergized After Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment for Painful, Debilitating Symptoms

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Margaret Parry is moving with ease around her Wyoming home and community these days. She has plenty of energy, she’s excited about life and she feels good. It’s a 180-degree difference from a year ago when an undiagnosed condition made each step she took a painful proposition.

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Tags: Chronic pelvic pain, Dr. Grace Knuttinen, Vein Clinic


September 29, 2017

Surgery Frees Ross Wasdin to Be an Active Father Once Again

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Surgical removal of a large mass of tangled blood vessels relieved painful symptoms and allowed Ross Wasdin to turn his attention back to enjoying his family and having fun.

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Tags: arteriovenous malformation, Dr. Beau Toskich, Dr. Courtney Sherman, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology


April 5, 2017

3D Printing Paves the Way for Precision Surgeries

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The surgical teams assembled to operate on Mayo Clinic’s most complex patients lately have begun to consist of more than living, breathing members. The new recruits are usually small enough to hold in your hand, and they don’t say a word. But the information conveyed by these 3D anatomical printed models is helping surgeons plan […]

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Tags: 3d printing, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Basel Sharaf, Dr. Jonathan Morris, Dr. Mark Allen, Dr. Uldis Bite, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Radiology


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