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Opening skull to let brain heal from stroke
San Diego Union-Tribune

The brain surgery on Feb. 11 at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla marked a major milestone in one stroke victim’s journey of recovery.

That journey began when the patient, a 40-year-old woman, was rushed to the hospital after suffering the most common type of stroke — one caused by a blood clot in the brain.

Typically, physicians would put a catheter into a person’s femoral artery in the leg and snake it all the way to the brain so the clot can be removed.