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Doctors Use Superglue To Stop Bleeding From Brain Of Baby

The unbelievable happened at the University of Kansas Hospital when doctorshad to apply superglue to stop the bleeding from the brain of a baby to save her life during an emergency surgery after it was discovered that Baby Ashlyn Julian was suffering from brain aneurysm.

The baby was discovered to be bleeding from two places but it was discovered her mother said she observed that baby Ashylnwas not her usually self as she kept screaming and didn¡¯t respond well to care as opposed to her quietness.

¡°She has an aneurysm and it¡¯s already haemorrhaged, and that¡¯s just frightening,¡±Gina recalled.
Ashlyn had suffered from a stroke and bledfrom two places after having an aneurysm in the brain, a rare condition for babies under 28 days.

The Endovascular Neurosurgeon Dr. Koji Ebersole of the University hospital decided against cutting into the baby¡¯s brain as every drop of blood is crucial in infants. Also, the condition in babies this age is so rare that tiny tools do not exist to perform the surgery.

The decision was made to use a sterile drop of superglue to fix the aneurysm.
Dr. Alan Reeves, an interventional neuroradiologist, placed a catheter in the baby¡¯s body, entering at the hip, and then Ebersole was able to drop in the superglue and it did the magic and it is expected that Ashlyn will make a full recovery as her brainwas not fully developed.

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Posted By mili3kid On 10:18 Wed, 12 Jun 2013

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