Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Judy Huang discusses the two cohorts of patients who benefit most from neuroplastic surgery and how this new specialty offers single stage operations in brain surgery cases that previously required two procedures.
Alan Cohen, director of Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgery, shares the case of a 12-year-old boy who had a generalized seizure that led him to the emergency room. An MRI showed a tumor in the left parietal lobe of the brain.
A 6-year-old girl was unable to walk due to pain in her back. After she was taken to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, imaging showed a large mass filling the spinal canal and pushing out the spinal roots at L4–L5.
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers and colleagues at the University of Maryland have found what is believed to be the first measurable physical evidence of diminished brain processing after a minor stroke.