Navigation Links
Tallahassee Girl Suffering from Chronic Headaches Diagnose with Lemon-sized Congenital Brain Cyst and Has Brain Surgery at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville
Date:7/21/2013

Jacksonville and Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) July 22, 2013

When then 11-year-old Tallahassee fifth grader Katie Upton complained of bad headaches after school two to three times a week, her mother Jennifer assumed she wasn’t eating enough, drinking enough water, or that perhaps she had a vision problem.

She scheduled an appointment with a Tallahassee optometrist for an eye exam. “When the doctor dilated Katie’s eyes, he noticed that her optic nerves were enlarged,” said Jennifer. “He said, ‘I would see a pediatric ophthalmologist if it were my daughter.’” After an exam, a local ophthalmologist referred Katie to a neurologist in Tallahassee, who ordered an MRI.

“When we walked in, the MRI image was on this huge screen in his office and that’s when panic set in,” remembered Jennifer. “It looked like the entire left side of her brain was missing and that her brain was off center, pushed over to the right. He told us it was an arachnoid cyst and referred us to an ophthalmologic neurologist, who was so comforting and helpful. After a series of eye tests, he was adamant that we had to get the pressure off of her eyes or it would cause blindness.”

She continued, “He referred us to a neurosurgeon in Tallahassee, who wanted to put in a permanent shunt in her brain to drain fluid into her abdomen. My husband, Steve, researched other treatment options, referred to as fenestration.”

Jennifer’s insurance plan, Capital Health, told her that not only could she get a second opinion, but that they absolutely recommended it. “The nurse with Capital Health Plan researched the condition and the fenestration method, a surgical option that allows the neurosurgeon to relieve the pressure in the brain without a shunt, and she found Dr. [Philipp] Aldana. Not only that, but on the day the nurse called to recommend Dr. Aldana, my gynecologist said, ‘You need to go to Wolfson’ and my mother’s doctor said the same thing!’”


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Car Accident Lawyers in Tallahassee Florida Announce Auto Wreck Consultations at No Charge
2. Local Food Co-op Teams with Brewing Company to Preserve Tallahassee, FL River
3. Tallahassee Personal Injury Lawyer Services Announced by The Berman Law Firm
4. Hearing and Balance Associates of NW Florida Releases New Website for Hearing Aids in Tallahassee FL
5. Texas Man Suffering from Bladder Cancer Because of Actos Use, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
6. People Suffering From Disabilities Are More Likely To Be Obese, Study Says
7. Grant initiates new stem cell research for patients suffering with corneal blindness
8. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans Offers New Fast Weight Loss Programs for Patients Suffering with Health Care Concerns
9. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans Offers New Improved hCG Diet Plans Designed To Possibly Help Those Suffering From Obesity-Related Depression
10. Learn to Let Go of Fear, Diminish Suffering in Upcoming Teleseminar Hosted by Spiritual Teacher Heather Hans
11. Richardson, TX Dentist, Dr. Kerry Goad, Now Offers Laser Gum Disease Treatment to Help Patients Suffering from Gum Disease and Tooth Loss Qualify for Dental Implants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2015)... Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) May 03, 2015 ... Network Service Provider announces Bank Computer Services, Inc (BCS) ... Mark Prout, BCS’ President states, “The technology, service, and ... I really like is the local feel you get ... owned and managed company; IFN makes local decisions and ...
(Date:5/3/2015)... NuevaCare announced today that it will ... seminars. The first event will take place on Wednesday, ... to be held at The Magnolia of Millbrae. The ... during the Dementia Conference to be held at the ... an excellent opportunity to learn about the MnemeTherapy® approach ...
(Date:5/3/2015)... May 03, 2015 HealthPostures, a ... solutions, announces its appearance at the , May 5 ... that HealthPostures will exhibit at the conference include its ... sit stand solutions is the 6100 TaskMate Executive. Features ... control, an adjustable keyboard tray, extended platform work surface ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... May 02, 2015 Vancouver fencing company, QS ... provide valuable advice to prospective clients related to their questions ... to install railings around their decks and patios. While that ... that pop up once the person rolls up their sleeve ... installing a railing in finding a gate that matches it. ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 02, 2015 It’s a pattern that ... disaster strikes anywhere on this planet, cyber scammers will ... and compassion for their own personal gain. And ... Readiness Team) issued an alert titled “Nepal Earthquake ... scams citing the earthquake in Nepal. The scam emails ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bank Computer Services, Inc Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC as Fiber Transport Provider 2Health News:Bank Computer Services, Inc Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC as Fiber Transport Provider 3Health News:NuevaCare Introduces MnemeTherapy® Approach to Care for Elderly Patients with Alzheimer’s, Stroke and Other Types of Neurodegenerative Conditions 2Health News:HealthPostures to Appear at the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference 2Health News:HealthPostures to Appear at the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference 3Health News:Professional Staff at QS Fencing Company Now Provides Advice on Railings and Gates 2Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 2Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 3Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 4
... Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, have investigated evidence ... ,Debates about altruism are often based on the assumption ... the human version differs from that of other animals ... and colleagues have found evidence that chimpanzees act altruistically ...
... that smoking may hamper alcoholics neurocognitive recovery during their first ... ,About 50 to 90 percent of individuals in ... new findings show that smoking may interfere with the neurocognitive ... months of abstinence from alcohol. ,The results ...
... annual UN report on illegal drugs has said that opium ... ,The World Drug Report says over 90 percent of ... Afghanistan. ,According to a BBC report, the ... the presence of more than 30,000 international troops there, and ...
... have discovered that attaching polymeric nanoparticles to the ... in vivo lifetime of the nanoparticles. ... drugs. They protect drugs from degradation until they ... drugs. Polymeric nanoparticles, however, suffer from one major ...
... The Kenyan governmment said Tuesday the rate of HIV/AIDS infections had ... major challenge in the country. ,The state-run National ... in 2004 to the current 5.9 percent of the country's nearly ... in new infections from 85,000 in 2004 to 60,000 in 2005 ...
... in the egg cells of the Northern Leopard frog (Rana ... for brain tumours. ,The molecule Amphinase,recognises the ... its surface before invading the cell and inactivating the RNA ... new research published in the Journal of Molecular Biology, scientists ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Smoking Hampers Alcoholics' Neurocognitive Recovery During Abstinence 2Health News:Smoking Hampers Alcoholics' Neurocognitive Recovery During Abstinence 3Health News:Adherence of Nanoparticles to RBC- Very Effective Drug Delivery Method 2Health News:Brain Tumor Drug in Frogs A New Report 2
(Date:5/1/2015)... May 1, 2015 CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: ... Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the Bank of ... the Wynn in Las Vegas, NV. ... at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET. In addition, management will ... An audio webcast will be available via the ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... Colo. , May 1, 2015   Heska Corporation ... or the "Company"), a provider of advanced veterinary diagnostic ... Robert Grieve , Executive Chair, will present at the 16th ... (PT), on May 13, 2015. The conference will be held ... Angeles, CA. Heska management will be available during ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... 2015 The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) ... winners. The IHA Health Literacy Awards aim to encourage, ... the practice of educating or empowering organizations to deliver ... in three categories: innovative programs, published materials and research. ... award. In the area of innovative programs, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Heska to Present at the 16th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference 2Institute for Healthcare Advancement Announces 2015 Award Winners 2
... N.H. , June 15 Eleme Medical ... technology in all areas of body shaping, announced today ... was the recipient of a Leadership Award from non-profit ... inspires women scientists and engineers to develop an entrepreneurial ...
... 15 DATATRAK International, Inc. (OTCQX: DATA), a technology ... clinical trials industry, premiered the release of its safety system ... Safety Case Manager ™ collects individual case safety report (ICSR) ... format for transmission to regulatory authorities. The Safety Case Manager ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Eleme Medical's President and CEO Nancy Briefs Honored with Leadership Award from Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology 2DATATRAK Premieres Safety System at DIA 2DATATRAK Premieres Safety System at DIA 3
... From Medtronic, Inc., the leader in beating ... Positioner. The new Starfish NS device is ... to broaden patient acceptance of surgical revascularization.,The ... Perform the Multi-Vessel Small Thoracotomy (MVST) ...
... system is a key component ... CAB procedures. This expertly crafted ... mounting options. The unique rail ... blade configurations as well as ...
... Guidant's fourth generation access device - XPOSE ... the heart. The XPOSE 4 Device is ... off-pump bypass surgery and to easily position ... Designed for both apical and non-apical placement ...
... fit in tight spaces easily? Introducing ... - the latest innovation in mechanical ... equipped with low-profile feet, innovative FlexLink ... greater reach, maneuverability, and access to ...
Medicine Products: