Tag: brain tumor

Brain Tumor Survivor, Wife and Mother – 6 Years Later

Brain Tumor Survivor, Wife and Mother – 6 Years Later

Tamara Ramage Bruce’s life is full of blessings. In the past six years, she’s gotten married and had two children.
“I’m so grateful and amazed that I can be here,” she says with a laugh after being treated for a rare brain tumor in 2010.
Bruce was a healthy young woman in her mid-20s when

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Brain tumor removed on patient’s wedding anniversary

Brain tumor removed on patient’s wedding anniversary

Katie Guynn of Florissant, Mo. and her husband go on a cruise every year for their anniversary. But on their eighth wedding anniversary, the cruise was postponed because Guynn was at Barnes-Jewish Hospital having a tumor removed from her brain.
Deteriorating eyesight was her first symptom. Initially, Guynn thought her eyes were strained from the

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Brain tumor survivor shares message of hope

Brain tumor survivor shares message of hope

Most brides-to-be spend the days before their weddings finalizing last-minute details for the big event. Lauren Christian Dwyer spent hers in a hospital bed, unsure of the future.
Just days before her wedding in September 2011, Dwyer suffered a seizure. She was admitted to the hospital and underwent several days of tests, including a spinal

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Area Man Helped by "Awake Craniotomy" – Neurosurgery While Awake

Area Man Helped by "Awake Craniotomy" – Neurosurgery While Awake

Perhaps you’ve received a copy of our quarterly Innovate magazine with the cover story featuring the neurosurgery procedure “Awake Craniotomy,” a procedure where a brain tumor patient is brought out of sedation to full consciousness while on the operating room table. The patient can then interact with the doctor during the procedure, as it’s the most

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Sheryl Crow Brain Tumor May Be "Bump in the Road"

Sheryl Crow Brain Tumor May Be "Bump in the Road"

Musician Sheryl Crow announced she was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, something she described to CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta as a “bump in the road.” 
The Grammy-winner told the Las Vegas Review-Journal she was worried about her memory (as fans know, Sheryl Crow has on occasion forgotten lyrics on stage).  Her physician suggested an MRI.
“I

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Brain Surgery While Awake? Yes. Advanced Techniques Allow For Awake Craniotomy

Brain Surgery While Awake? Yes. Advanced Techniques Allow For Awake Craniotomy

To an outsider it sounds almost too impossible to believe, but yes, neurosurgeons can operate on a brain while the patient is awake and talking.
It’s called an awake craniotomy and 12 to 15 times per year, Washington University neurosurgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital put a patient to sleep, remove part of their patient’s skull, exposing

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Neurosurgery Patient Chronicles Barnes-Jewish Visits on YouTube

We came across this on YouTube recently and thought it would be good to share for anyone who may get diagnosed with a brain tumor.
The Rev. Scott Carnes is a neurosurgery patient who recently had a stay at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He chronicled many of his visits to our hospital through his YouTube account, scotteugene79. He

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Meet Tamara Ramage, intraoperative MRI patient

When Tamara Ramage started waking up in hot and cold sweats and constantly felt nauseous, she knew something was wrong. She was a very healthy, fitness-minded young woman in her mid-20’s who took pride in how well she took care of her body.
Her father took her to the emergency room, and she was diagnosed

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Dr. Greg Zipfel, Neurosurgeon

Dr. Greg Zipfel, a Washington University neurosurgeon here at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, likes a lot about being a neurosurgeon. One of his favorite things is just how innovative it can be.
Specializing in brain tumor removal, Dr. Zipfel has used a technique that allows him to access and remove tumors through a patient’s nose. That’s right

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Physician of the Week – Dr. Ralph Dacey, Neurosurgeon

Dr. Ralph Dacey, a Washington University neurosurgeon here at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, is our physician of the week.
He helps to diagnose and treat patients who have brain tumors, aneurysms, and vascular malformations of the brain. Dr. Dacey and his team use innovative techniques and tools that minimally displace the brain and nerves, which results in

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