Danish Teen Travels to Arizona for the Treatment of a Rare Brain Disorder

For 15-year-old Ilya Morch of Denmark, traveling to Arizona did not include the typical trip to the Grand Canyon. Instead, her visit to Arizona had a much more significant purpose – a life-changing brain surgery to treat a rare neurological disorder. Ilya successfully underwent treatment earlier this month at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center for a cavernous malformation, a condition in which abnormal clusters of blood vessels are embedded in normal brain tissue and can cause brain hemorrhaging.

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Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.