This information sheet explains the various tests your child will need to prepare for a bone marrow transplant (BMT). It also explains a little about what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for these tests and introduces you to the members of the BMT team.
Biofeedback therapy concentrates on the pelvic floor muscles, which are vital for successful bladder function. The pelvic floor muscles are at the base of the pelvis, below the bladder and are shaped like a ‘sling’.
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.
A bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA) is similar to other hearing aids, but instead of being inserted into the ear canal or held behind the ear, it is fixed to an implant in the skull. This implant is inserted in an operation under general anaesthetic, usually in two stages around three to four months apart.