Friday, 12 January 2018

Veterinary surgeons perform first-known brain surgery to treat hydrocephalus in fur seal

Ziggy Star the fur seal back home at Mystic Aquarium, recovering from surgery

Date:  December 28, 2017
Source:  Tufts University

A neurosurgical team has successfully performed what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind brain surgery on a Northern fur seal named Ziggy Star in an attempt to address her worsening neurologic condition. Ziggy, an adult female, is recovering well at her permanent home at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn.

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