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Surgery and Superglue - has saved three-week-old Ashlyn Julian's life  08 Jun 2013

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Health/2013/06/08/Superglue_helps_doctors_save_US_infant_878428.html
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The little girl was suffering from a rare, life-threatening condition in infants, and a team of doctors at University of Kansas (KU) Hospital needed to stop bleeding in her brain.

Surgical superglue was the answer.

Doctors at KU, led by pediatric neurosurgeon Koji Ebersole, believe fewer than 20 procedures similar to the one that saved Ashlyn's life have been documented in medical literature.

The procedure is so rare that this may be the first time superglue has been used to repair an aneurysm in an infant's brain.

That was on Wednesday. On Friday, Ashlyn was recovering in a hospital room, trying to nap while outside the door her parents wiped away tears and thanked Ebersole....

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