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'Fear' reduces take-up of epilepsy operation


Only one in four children with a form of epilepsy that may be improved with surgery actually has the operation.

A group of neurosurgeons is blaming the low rate of intervention on fear and ignorance, and a lack of expertise.

The BBC's Matthew Hill followed the progress of one 15-year-old girl whose life has been transformed through surgery.


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