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Brain Power: McCallie teen awarded patent for revolutionary stroke treatment design

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Christian Devlin, 16, has grown up in Erlanger Health System's operating rooms. He examines X-ray diagrams of the brain for fun and knows everyone behind the stroke unit's thick, gray double doors by name.

Christian, whose father, Tom, has treated stroke patients as an Erlanger physician for 15 years, can even pronounce "endovascular" with natural rhythm.

Now, what started as an uncanny suggestion from the McCallie School junior during an operation in 2008 -- when he was in middle school -- may very well redefine the way doctors treat strokes in human patients as soon as 2015.

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