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Pediatric NeuroNews - Pediatric NeuroNews Winter 2013

Pediatric NeuroNews Winter 2013

Pediatric Neuro News

photo of Drs. Ahn and Dorfashar examine a skull model
Repairing the Skull

Articles in this Issue

Cover

  • In developing minimally invasive approaches and 3-D surgical planning, Johns Hopkins has created a center of excellence for children with craniosynostosis.

Research

  • After a young Florida teen was diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma, he underwent successful neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins to have the golf-ball-size tumor removed from his brainstem.
  • As recently as two decades ago, physicians had little knowledge of what causes the degenerative neuromuscular disease; today, researchers are making almost daily progress.

Managing Epilepsy

An Immune Connection

  • Recent findings from two Johns Hopkins labs suggest that the immune system may play a role in autism.

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