Brit baby is worlds youngest patient to survive a brain tumour surgeryDecember 29th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): A British baby has set a new world record by becoming the youngest patient to survive a brain tumour surgery at just one week old.
Madison Quartarone, who was found to have a large benign growth, has been recovering well after going under three embilisation operations at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
In embilisation operations, arteries are injected with glue to cut off blood supply to a tumour
Scans after the surgery revealed that her tumour had shrunk.
Thus, Madison, now eight weeks, could go home in Bedford for Christmas with mum Charlene Smith.
I am not aware of anyone as young as Madison having this treatment. It could be ground-breaking, the Sun quoted Neurosurgeon Dominic Thompson as saying.
Grandfather Ian Chandler said: Shes amazed everyone.
Charlene said: Shes feeding well. (ANI)
Tags: arteries, benign growth, blood supply, brain tumour, charlene smith, christmas, dominic, glue, great ormond street, great ormond street hospital, london, neurosurgeon, new world record, old madison, ormond street hospital, sun, thompson