Neurociences

Neurosciences

Keyword: bobble-head doll syndrome

Mickey, a 3 year-old who had case of Bobble-Head Doll Syndrome, a rare condition that resulted in him bobbing his head in a “yes-yes” motion was treated at MUSC this summer.  WCBD Channel 2 joined Mickey, his Mom and Dr. Sunil Patel for this follow-up visit in the news story below.

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To learn more about Bobble-Head Doll Syndrome and Mickey’s case, read the story in the August, 2013 Progress Notes and watch an interview with Dr. Patel.

Dr. Sunil Patel, Chief of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, discusses a rare case of Bobble-Head Doll Syndrome. Characterized by a "yes-yes" head bob, the syndrome is often associated with cystic abnormalities in the third ventricle that produce hydrocephalus. Opting against the traditional craniotomy, Dr. Patel drained the cyst endoscopically—a 15-minute procedure requiring an incision only an inch long. MUSC specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic neurosurgery.

 
 
 

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