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MISS GIGGLES; Bizarre side effect for brain op Enna.(News)
Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland) August 5, 2011 Byline: Jeremy Armstrong A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl who had a brain tumour removed has become Little Miss Giggles due to a bizarre side effect of the life-saving operation.
Brave Enna Stephens was diagnosed with the malignant growth after a visit to the optician in June revealed swelling behind her left eye. go to website nexium side effects
Her parents Vana and Dougie were told a possible side effect of surgery could leave Enna feeling upset or prone to rages. But instead, she just can’t stop giggling.
Mum Vana, 40, said: “Doctors said that most patients who have had a brain tumour removed feel depressed or can even be angry. in our site nexium side effects
“When she first came round after the operation she was giggling.
“It was so lovely to hear after everything she had been through. Once she starts she can’t stop.” The involuntary giggling is known as pseudobulbar affect and is thought to be caused by disruptions to nerves during surgery.
Vana, of New Marske, near Middlesbrough, says the laughter helped her family get through tough times. She said: “We would try to put on a brave face but inside we were just crushed.
“Once Enna started giggling, we found ourselves doing the same.” Enna is recovering after surgery at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary but faces months of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Dougie, 44, said: “The operation was a success. Enna is a very brave little kid.” CAPTION(S):
BRAVEEnna and, left, laughing after op