Healthy Living: Keyhole Brain Surgery

T.E. is a defect in the part of the skull that separates the brain from the ear.

This can cause brain fluid leakage and even meningitis.

Now, an innovative endoscopic operation is minimizing the incision and impact on the brain — repairing the problem in little more than an hour of surgery.

We would like to warn you, this story includes some graphic images.

Doctors say that because a major risk of this condition is the possibility of spinal fluid entering the ear, meningitis can occur.

So, if you have recurrent ear infections and antibiotics haven’t worked, be sure to ask your physician about other possible causes, like T.E.

Agnes’ total recovery time was around three months.

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