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The Power Of Neuroplasticity

This film is an amazing and moving example of paediatric neuroplasticity. The autoimmune syndrome Rasmussen’s Syndrome was causing this girl multiple daily seizures, and cognitive impairment, so to halt the progress of the neural destruction neurosurgeons performed a hemispherectomy.

The outcome was a total cessation of seizure activity, and after much rehabilitation, a greatly improved quality of life.
(caution – some possibly disturbing scenes)

 

 

REFERENCES

1. Neuroplasticity. (2014, May 2). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:08, June 3, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Neuroplasticity&oldid=606755191