Angiography is a procedure that allows doctors to look at blood vessels in great detail using x-rays. This page explains about an angiography procedure, what it involves and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have it.
Angiography is a procedure that allows doctors to look at blood vessels in great detail using X-rays. If the doctors identify a narrowed portion (stenosis) of a blood vessel during the angiography procedure, they may stretch or widen it straightaway using a procedure called an angioplasty.
Anorectal manometry is a test to measure how well the muscles and nerves in the rectum and anus in your child’s bottom are working. Your child needs this test so that the doctors can check how well the muscles and nerves are working to push out faeces (poo).
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about antroduodenal manometry. Antroduodenal manometry is a test to measure how well the muscles and nerves in the stomach and small intestine work. These move rhythmically to push food and drink through this part of your child’s digestive system and into the colon (large intestine).
If your child has been referred to the balance testing clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) it is so that we can carry out a series of tests to assess their balance function and to work out what is causing any problems.
Each year, a number of babies and children will suffer an accident or illness severe enough to stop them breathing (respiratory arrest). In a small number of these cases, it will even stop their heart beating (cardiac arrest).