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January 19, 2017

Novel Approach to Epilepsy Surgery Allows a Young Woman to Enjoy Life Again

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Five weeks before she was born, Marissa B. had a stroke in utero. When her mother went into labor, Marissa had another stroke. Diagnosed with epilepsy at birth, Marissa spent her first month of life in the neonatal intensive care unit. “When she was six months old, they did a brain MRI,” Marissa’s mom, Lisa, […]

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Tags: Dr. Elaine Wirrell, Dr. Kendall Lee, Dr. Matt Stead, Epilepsy, Neurosurgery


November 2, 2009

Grateful Family Says Mayo Clinic Care and Ketogenic Diet Brought Their Son Back To Them

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

Less than a year ago, four-year-old Max Irvine was having hundreds of seizures a day … he couldn’t walk, talk or chew his food. A previously healthy and active preschooler, Max has epilepsy. The Irvines were told by one epilepsy specialist that their son would become mentally incompetent from his seizures. Thankfully, they refused to […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5306, 5335, Dr. Elaine Wirrell, Epilepsy, Irvine, ketogenic diet, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, pediatric neurology, Pediatrics


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