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Doctors 'super glue' a baby's brain

Posted by Kristi Palma  June 12, 2013 07:57 AM

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Doctors in Kansas used surgical "super glue" during life-saving brain surgery on a 3-week-old baby girl named Ashlyn Julian, who was suffering from an aneurysm.

Kansas doctors are calling the delicate procedure on Ashlyn’s tiny brain bleeds a “once-in-a-career case,” reports NBC. The surgical adhesive, which is similar to the super glue found at stores, is often used during brain surgery on adults but rarely on infants so young.

It all took place at The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City. Read more about the pressure doctors faced to move quickly with the glue (they had less than 10 seconds!) in the NBC News report.

What do you think of the procedure?


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