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Brain surgery cures Columbus boy of seizures

Posted: Updated: Aug 13, 2014 11:56 PM

A 5 year old Columbus boy has bounced back from brain surgery.

Xavier Davies was initially diagnosed with a condition called Cortical Dysplasia, a malformation of the cortex of the brain which can lead to pediatric epilepsy conditions. He had suffered a seizure when he was three years old. But two years later, the parents learned that was not the diagnosis after all, it was something much more serious. Doctors found a brain tumor.

"That was just a hard pill to swallow considering that he's a five year old and then the fact that something's been growing in my baby's brain for two years. It was upsetting, tough to take,” said Xavier's mom, Shalonda Williams.

The surgery on May 21 removed all of the tumor. Doctors say his prognosis is good, with no expectations of seizures and a slim chance of the tumor returning.

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