Brain Surgery Lets Woman Listen to Music

Jan 20, 2008 | Posted by: The Associated Press | Full story: The Associated Press

“We used the latest techniques, including image guidance, to pinpoint the areas of abnormality, and the operating microscope to perform the procedure during a four-hour operation”

Now that surgeons have operated on Stacey Gayle's brain, her favorite musician no longer makes her ill. Four years after being diagnosed with epilepsy, Gayle recently underwent brain surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center to cure a rare condition known as musicogenic epilepsy.

Gayle, a 25-year-old customer service employee at a bank in Alberta, Canada, was suffering as many as 10 grand mal seizures a day, despite being treated with medications designed to control them. The condition became so bad she eventually had to quit her job and leave the church choir where she sang. Read more

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#1 Jan 24, 2008
It is so unfortunate to hear of this young ladies story. It just goes to show that we should not take anything for granted because you never know what tomorrow might bring. I just hope everthing is okay with this young lady.

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