Video: 15yr old has become the first in the UK to have his epilepsy cured - after robot created sat-nav map of his brain

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Billy Whitaker, 15 from Cornwall, became the first paediatric epilepsy case to undergo the procedure at Bristol Children’s Hospital on Thursday 14 January.

The robotic stereotactic EEG uses smart technology derived from the engineering world, together with high precision image guidance- to enable surgeons to insert multiple recording electrodes deep into the brain to investigate potential sites of seizure initiation. The technique is extremely accurate and safer and better tolerated than alternative invasive methods of achieving seizure localization.


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