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.
By following certain patients for long periods — sometimes from childhood through adulthood — the Johns Hopkins epilepsy team helps protect patients from problems that can occur during various stages of their lives.
Some people may think nothing can be done for neurodegenerative disorders such as progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal syndrome (CBS). However, a Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher and his colleagues are adamant that is not the case.