Procedures and treatments

Preparing a child for a procedure or treatment can be an anxious occasion. Great Ormond Street Hospital have produced a number of factsheets to help explain what will happen and what to expect.

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Search for information on procedures and treatments at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Angiography

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 and angioplasty

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

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).

Antroduodenal manometry

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).