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- n. Plural form of hemispherectomy.
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The New Yorker magazine has an article on hemispherectomies - surgical procedures which remove half of the cortex, usually in an attempt to cure otherwise life-threating epilepsy.
Those hemispherectomies were not even a possibility of being done in this community prior to Tim and Mark coming to town.
Tim George and Mark Lee (a pediatric neurosurgeon at Dell Children's Medical Center who moved to Austin last year from the Medical College of Georgia) have done three hemispherectomies recently.
Many children who have had hemispherectomies at Johns Hopkins are in high school, and one, a college student, is on the dean’s list.