A kidney biopsy is a procedure to remove a very small piece of kidney tissue to examine under a microscope. This page explains about a kidney biopsy and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have this procedure.
A central venous haemodialysis catheter is a narrow tube that is inserted into one of the veins near the heart and held securely by a cuff under the skin. The tube is usually made up of two narrow tubes joined together, so that blood can be taken out and returned to the body using the same tube.
Tracheal resection is an operation on the windpipe – the tube which connects the voicebox to the lungs. It involves a short section of the windpipe being removed and the cut ends of the windpipe are stitched back together.
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.