This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about central venous access devices, particularly for children with lysosomal storage disorders. Some lysosomal storage disorders can be treated with enzyme replacement therapy. This needs to be given directly into the blood stream. To do this, we will put a central venous access device into one of your child’s veins. This gives easy access to your child’s bloodstream so that your child can have enzyme replacement therapy.
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.
This page explains about a cerebral angiography and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have this procedure. Cerebral angiography is a test that is carried out to study the blood vessels in the brain and neck. It is carried out in the department of radiology by a neuroradiologist, a doctor with specialised training in taking pictures the brain and nervous system.