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Texas Girl With Rare Brain Disease Has Surgery

by Rajashri on  August 9, 2008 at 3:24 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
 Texas Girl With Rare Brain Disease Has Surgery
A Texas girl called Jessie Hall, who is suffering from a rare brain disorder called Rasmussen's Encephalitis, has had half her brain removed in a surgery at the Cook's Children's Medical Center.
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She will continue her recovery at home. Neurosurgeons had removed the right half of Hall's brain because it was being eaten away and could have paralyzed her body.

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She had to learn to control her body with the opposite side of the brain, which had to learn to function like the other half.

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