Surgical “superglue” used to treat infant’s brain aneurysm

A baby girl is alive thanks to the quick thinking of doctors at the University of Kansas.

Three week old Ashlyn Julian was born with a rare and life-threatening condition.

Doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital found a brain aneurysm the size of an almond on a blood vessel that is as thin as angel hair pasta.

Bleeding in the brain is so rare in infants that there aren’t even tools for the procedure.

Her surgeon used a micro-catheter as thin as a strand of hair to access the aneurysm.

He was then able to deposit this sterile glue sealing the blood vessel.

Ashley’s breathing tube was taken out the very next day and doctors say they are pleased with the results.

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