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Luke Masse’s Patient Story

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  • AANS Neurosurgical Members
Last updated: July 15, 2024
Neurosurgeon: Gary Magram MD, FAANS(L), and Meredith V. Woodward, MD, Children’s Hospital Central California, Madera, Calif. Patient: Luke Masse, age 2, Subdural Hematoma On May 3, 2009, 9-month-old Luke Masse suffered what could have been a fatal traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a fall: a subdural hematoma. Luke was doing what millions of babies do without incident […]
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Morgan McCracken’s Patient Story

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  • AANS Neurosurgical Members
Last updated: July 15, 2024
Neurosurgeon: Alan R. Cohen, MD, FAANS, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Patient: Morgan McCracken, age 7, Acute Epidural Hematoma Morgan was playing baseball in the front yard with her dad and brother, Matthew. A line drive hit by her dad struck Morgan in the head above the left temple. Her dad and I iced down the […]
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Sports-related Neck Injury

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  • Nitin Agarwal MD
  • Rut Thakkar
  • Khoi Than, MD
Last updated: March 28, 2024
Playing sports can contribute to neck injuries of varying degrees of severity ranging from relatively minor injuries such as muscle strains to severe life-threatening conditions such as neck fractures and cervical spinal cord injuries. A fractured (broken) neck is a very serious matter, but in many cases, the patient can make a full recovery and regain all neurological functions. A neck fracture can sometimes lead to a complete spinal cord injury, which will result in some degree of paralysis or even death.