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      Leaky Brain Drain

      Sinus infections and allergies affect more than thirty-one million Americans every year.

      When a clear fluid began to drip from Aundrea Aragon's nose, her doctor suspected it was a bad allergy. After six months a new diagnosis. A tiny crack in her skull was allowing brain fluid to pour out.

      Doctor Micheal Lemole helped fix Aundrea's leak with a unique endoscopic operation. Instead of opening up her skull he went up her nose.

      Surgeons used neuro-navigation to find the crack. They took tissue from Aundrea's nose and belly to seal the leak.

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