Bladder augmentation (also known as a cystoplasty) is an operation to enlarge the bladder using a piece of the body’s own tissue. This is usually the large or small intestine, but the ureters or even the stomach can be used.
Bleomycin sclerotherapy is a procedure used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to treat some particular types of vascular malformations. Several medicines are used for sclerotherapy. Bleomycin is just one of those options.
Bone marrow is the soft tissue inside bones that is responsible for producing new blood cells. A bone marrow test (or biopsy) is a procedure that doctors use to examine the bone marrow inside certain bones.
A bowel resection is an operation where the surgeon removes a damaged or diseased or blocked section of bowel (intestines). Depending on the cause, either the large intestine or small intestine or occasionally both can be affected.
Bronchoscopy and bronchogram (B&B) is a combination of two tests used to look closely at your child's airway and how it is working. An optical coherence tomography (OCT) test gives us images of the cartilage rings which make up the airway wall.
This page explains about a cerebral angiography and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have this procedure. Cerebral angiography is a test that is carried out to study the blood vessels in the brain and neck. It is carried out in the department of radiology by a neuroradiologist, a doctor with specialised training in taking pictures the brain and nervous system.
All children with a cleft lip and/or palate will need at least one operation under anaesthetic. We know that anaesthesia is something that concerns families so this information sheet from the North Thames Cleft Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and Broomfield Hospital answers the questions we are most commonly asked.