Dr. Cures Baby's Brain Condition with Superglue
Daily Mail UK
December 03, 2009
Not all the stories have such a happy ending but Dr Brew said around six out of ten children treated go on to live a normal life and another two in ten are left with only a mild disability. A further 10 per cent will be left severely disabled and one in ten will die.
He said: ‘No matter how careful you are, there’s an element of chance to it. What is known is that if you don’t treat them, they die.’
Babies with the condition usually die within four days of birth without treatment.
Demand is rising for the procedure which is offered at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children as well as Great Ormond Street.
Doctors have saved the life of a baby with a rare brain condition by using superglue.
Toddler Dafi Evans, was born with a blood vessel disorder called Vein of Galen malformation. The condition causes an abnormal communication between the arteries and veins in the brain, putting pressure on the heart.
Sufferers usually don’t survive for more than a few days, but medics at Great Ormond Street hospital in London tried a pioneering glue treatment the day after his birth.
For more information on the condition visit www.veinofgalen.co.uk