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Rare Epilepsy Surgery Ends Boy's Life-threatening Seizures

September 21, 2011

A 4-year-old Louisville boy who underwent an incredibly rare brain surgery to help prevent life-altering seizures is doing better than almost anyone could imagine.

The surgery was the first of its kind to be performed at Kosair Children’s Hospital with the help of the highly skilled specialists in the hospital’s new epilepsy monitoring unit.

Get Healthy’s Jackie Hays says the boy’s parents call Sean Caruso their miracle child.

This procedure is incredibly rare, only 200 hemispherectomies are performed globally each year. The new epilepsy monitoring unit where Sean was treated is a collaborative of Kosair Children’s Hospital and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and is funded by the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

For more information about the pediatric epilepsy program at Kosair Children’s Hospital, call (502) 629-KIDS.

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