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British teen first to have a skull implant to control severe epilepsy

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2024
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A teenager with severe epilepsy has become the first patient in the world to have his seizures controlled by an implant on his skull. Oran Knowlson, has seen his daytime seizures reduce by 80 per cent as a result of the neurotransmitter which sends electrical signals deep into his brain. The 13-year-old from Somerset, has suffered from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a treatment-resistant form of epilepsy, since he was three. He had daily seizures which in some cases caused him fall to the ground, shake violently and lose consciousness. But now eight...

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