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2009-07-26 20:09:47

Doctors at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond will perform a rare brain surgery this week on a 7-year-old girl, her mother said. Lexi Haas of Charlotte, N.C., suffers from kernicterus, a rare complication of jaundice. She can't talk or control the movement of her muscles. Doctors will bore two holes through Lexi's skull and thread tiny electrodes inside her brain, targeting the spot damaged by jaundice, The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday. Doctors will implant a...


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