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February 19, 2011

Boy With Missing Cerebellum & Pons Learning to Walk!

First off... the cerebellum and pons are part of the brain that is responsible for some very important things like balance, breathing, regulating blood pressure, heartbeat, etc.

So one would think that without a cerebellum or pons, life would not be possible.

Well... it seems that may not be quite true.

You see, there's a young boy missing those parts of the brain who not only is living without mechanical assistance, but eventually managed to sit up on his own, something he shouldn't have been able to do without a cerebellum to provide balance. Next he learned to crawl, first dragging himself military-style, then pushing himself upright. Now, he's learning to walk.

A true medical mystery.

Read more here.

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Fauquier ENT

Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. Google+ Christopher Chang, MD Bio

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