A three-month-old Kansas City-area baby shows no sign of problems following a first-of-its-kind surgical procedure a little more than two months ago at the University of Kansas Hospital.
Ashlyn Julian was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm when she was just three weeks old. A weak spot in one of her brain’s blood vessels had ruptured.
Traditional brain surgery might have proven fatal at Julian’s age. So KU brain surgeon Koji Ebersole maneuvered a tiny catheter through blood vessel to deliver a drop of superglue. It immediately stopped the bleeding.
Doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital expect a three-week-old girl to make a full recovery after they closed an aneurysm in her brain, using super glue.
Jared and Gina Julian knew there was something wrong with their three-week-old daughter. Her mother says little Ashlyn began screaming and showing other symptoms.
“She was very stiff, then very rag-doll limp, and then kind of not super responsive,” says Gina Julian. “And later that night, she again projectiled, at which point in time we just were, she’s going back to the hospital.”