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Colored coronal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan through the head of a 48-year-old male patient with a glioblastoma (red), with surrounding oedema (fluid) that is compressing the left ventricle (at right). A glioblastoma is a particularly malignant brain cancer that arises from the supporting glial cells in [...]
By uclahealth • April 26, 2016
I was on a cruise when my aneurysm ruptured. I was brought to Ronald Reagan and Dr. Satoshi Tateshima performed the surgery on my brain and saved my life. I couldn't believe i was still alive after the ordeal i went through. Thank God for guiding his hands [...]
By Washington69 • March 30, 2016
Since 1989, I've been a patient of Pamela Miner, I was 18 I just know if it wasn't for her I wouldn't be living today.. She, have assisted me in 3 open heart surgeries, I'm 44 years old today we have grown older together at UCLA. &, [...]
By michaelquantez • March 29, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hlvcEdNHqc   Tonya Dapson was at work when she first noticed that she was having trouble writing and making out letters and numbers. "I stopped and thought about it, and I thought, 'What's happening with my hand?'" she recalls. As her symptoms continued to worsen, she sought [...]
By uclahealth • June 14, 2013
This is the remarkable story of our little boy Evan, and his life with catastrophic epilepsy, and the surgical procedure hemispherectomy that saved his life. When Evan turned three months old, he was diagnosed with infantile spasms, a rare and catastrophic seizure disorder that can do so much damage very [...]
By 4Evan • February 8, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4x_LjcobWcs Imagine if every noise your body made echoed loudly in your brain. For nine months, Karrie Aitken, 46, couldn’t tolerate any sound, including her own voice. Each word vibrated in her head like she was trapped inside a barrel. Munching on chips was deafening. But hearing her heartbeat [...]
By Edna • December 3, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DpT_4wvKlHw   Already battling multiple sclerosis for 25 years, Jonathan Horne saw things go from bad to worse when he began experiencing pain that shot through his shoulders and neck. The pain was so bad that Jonathan could barely get out of bed and needed help to do [...]
By uclahealth • November 21, 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3fCulBI8Dc   Great Patient Experience Changes Many Lives Donaven Hookano, 15 years of age, was experiencing head pain, vision loss in his left eye and convulsive seizures when Malia Solomon received the call from her son's school. The diagnosis: hemorrhaging in his brain caused by a cavernous [...]
By uclahealth • September 23, 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHpD2di10Eg   Aiden Waters is fortunate to be living in the 21st century when a surgical option exists for treating Sturge-Weber Syndrome. This rare congenital condition affects one in 50,000 Americans. In 4-year-old Aiden's case, a deep purple birthmark on his face and scalp was the first sign [...]
By uclahealth • October 3, 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVVrN4tnxVU   Veronica Jacobs suffered from a debilitating neurological (or brain) disorder called dystonia. The disease caused this otherwise healthy teenager to experience abnormal muscular twitches and spasms. The condition deteriorated over several years to a point where Veronica could no longer walk and was virtually wheelchair-bound. [...]
By uclahealth • August 14, 2008