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Girl diagnosed with rare brain tumor is seizure-free

By YARA BISHARA
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - A 12-year-old girl is celebrating a year of being seizure-free after receiving groundbreaking laser treatment for a rare brain tumor.

Holly Hudson suffered 50 seizures a month due to a rare brain tumor called hypothalamic hamartoma, also known as "HH."

Holly traveled to the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, where doctors treated her tumor using unique laser technology last year.

Officials at the Barrow Neurological Institute are hailing the surgery as an important step in treating the tumor.

The institute is holding a news conference Thursday to celebrate her being seizure-free for a year. Her family and the neurosurgeon who treated her will be present.

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