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New Biomedical Research Centre Director
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Friends and Family Test – June
Surgeon wins prestigious national award
A rising star
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A hospital built with love
Premature baby celebrates first birthday
World first brain op
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World first brain op

The Guardian and Channel 4 News reported that a little girl at Evelina London became the youngest child in the world to undergo pioneering brain surgery for painful muscle movements.

 

Viktoria Kaftanikaite, two, has dystonia, a rare genetic condition that causes uncontrolled muscle spasms and can affect her breathing and eating.

 

She was referred to neurologists at Evelina London who recommended deep brain stimulation, which is known to be successful in treating older children with dystonia.