Saturday 18 November 2017

Video: Superglue saves baby from life-threatening brain aneurysm

Doctors in Kansas City have saved a baby from a life-threatening brain aneurysm using superglue.

Three-week-old Ashlyn Julian suffered a rare infant brain aneurysm that caused her two bleed in two places.

According to the University of Kansas hospital the condition is so rare in babies under 4 weeks old that only 17 cases have been reported since 1949.

The surgeon in charge of the operation decided not to cut into Ashlyn’s brain because every drop of blood is crucial in infants and because the condition is so rare that the tiny instruments needed to perform the surgery don’t exist so they used a drop of sterile superglue instead.

Her parents have spoken of their relief at her recovery saying that “It’s like a huge weight lifted”.

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