Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat various types of vascular malformations, such as lymphatic and venous malformations. Both types of malformation can occur within the bladder and other parts of the urinary system such as the urethra. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about bladder sclerotherapy, why it might be suggested and what to expect when your child comes to GOSH for treatment.
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.
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 bone scan is used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to show the structure of your child’s bones. It can show up any problem areas, such as infection or fractures. It can also show areas of new or overactive bone growth.
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.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains bowel washouts using an antegrade colonic enema (ACE). Bowel washouts are a method of dealing with constipation or with soiling, which is the leakage of faeces (poo) other than during a bowel movement.