Here is a great story about a 20-day-old girl named Ashlyn who was saved by physicians at The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City. After being examined by physicians, it was discovered the newborn had developed a brain aneurysm. Physicians approached the situation with caution since brain aneurysms in infants are a rare phenomenon. The approach used for adults could not follow the same guidelines on this tiny human being, and the necessary tools for completing the procedure that was chosen don’t even exist.
Fortunately, with some quick thinking and ingenuity, physicians were able to save the child’s life using a micro-catheter and superglue. Ashlyn’s improvement has surpassed her surgeon’s expectations, and doctors say they expect her to make a full recovery with no long-term effects.
Article posted by CNN’s Leslie Tucker on 10 June 2013