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Jordyn Landowski’s Patient Story

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  • AANS Neurosurgical Members
Last updated: July 15, 2024
Neurosurgeon: Bruce A. Kaufman, MD, FAANS, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis. Patient: Jordyn Landowski, age 5, Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Chiari Type 2 Malformation Jordyn Landowski was diagnosed with spina bifida at 17-weeks gestation. Her mother Sandi was told to terminate the pregnancy at the clinic she was attending. Today, Jordyn is a sweet little girl with […]
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Linnea Winters’ Patient Story

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  • AANS Neurosurgical Members
Last updated: July 15, 2024
Neurosurgeon: Monica C. Wehby, MD, FAANS, Emanuel Children’s Hospital, Portland, Ore. Patient: Linnea Winters, age 9, Spina Bifida Linnea Winters is a very bright, outgoing third grader, with interests that might seem pretty typical for an average 9-year-old. She loves to read books, enjoys riding her bike and scooter, and playing basketball, and has recently started violin […]
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Shaken Baby Syndrome

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  • AANS
Last updated: May 9, 2024
Shaken Baby Syndrome (also known as Shaken Impact Syndrome) is a serious form of abuse inflicted upon a child.
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Hydrocephalus

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  • Lawrence M. Shuer, MD, FAANS
  • Rut Thakkar
Last updated: June 26, 2024
Hydrocephalus is a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up within the fluid-containing cavities or ventricles of the brain.