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Dec 18th, 2008 12:57 PM #1
Medical Krazy Glue used to plug holes in baby's brain
Amazing. Baby diagnosed with the rare disease, AVM, treated with Krazy Glue. I wonder if glue in the brain could have any negative effects in the long run. What will they think of next?
Krazy Glue to the Rescue
An Arterio-Venous Malformation, or AVM, is an abnormal collection of blood vessels. Normally, oxygenated blood is pumped by the heart through branching tubes called arteries to the brain, where it enters a fine network of tiny vessels called capillaries. It is in these capillary beds where the blood nourishes the tissues. The “used” (deoxygenated) blood then passes back to the heart through branching thin walled tubes called veins. Arterial-Venous Malformations are areas that lack the tiny capillaries. The location of the connection between the artery and the vein is called the shunt. The area of tissue is called a nidus of the AVM. An AVM can be thought of as a "Short Circuit" where the blood does not go to the tissues but is pumped through the shunt and back to the heart without ever giving nutrients to the tissues.
Last edited by Fyhre; Dec 18th, 2008 at 1:21 PM. Reason: Should I have put this in Science?
Dec 18th, 2008 1:41 PM #2
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I hope it comes without the fumes.
Dec 18th, 2008 2:46 PM #3
Sometimes it is the simplest of answers.. How cool."When you gaze long into the Abyss, the Abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche
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