Also known as: Brain tumor
A brain tumor is the growth of abnormal cells in the brain or near the brain.
Treatment: Brain tumors can be treated by surgical removal, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted drug therapy. Some patients who do not respond to standard treatments may be eligible for a blood or marrow transplant.
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The family shared video clips of the quirky movements with Elias' pediatrician. The doctor immediately sent them to the nearest emergency room, where they ran a number of tests. They soon learned Elias was suffering from seizures due to cortical dysplasia, a congenital malformation in the brain which can lead to pediatric epilepsy conditions.
Hallie McKeithen traveled all the way from China to undergo surgery at Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute to treat her seizures. Thanks to the treatment received, Hallie is now seizure free.