Baby’s Blood Vessel Tumor

Baby’s Blood Vessel Tumor


RAIN CHANCE LINGERING TO THE UPCOMING WEEK IN. I WILL UPDATE YOU WITH INFORMATION, AS I GET IT. A BABY GIRL WAS BORN BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT IN EVERY WAY. ONE SIDE OF HER FACE IS SWOLLEN AND IT TURNS OUT TO BE A NONCANCEROUS TERM — NONCANCEROUS TUMOR. DR. MAX GOMEZ SHOWS US HOW THE LITTLE GIRL GOT HER FACE BACK. Reporter: THIS ALMOST 2-YEAR- OLD LITTLE GIRL IS ACTIVE AND ADORABLE AND LOVES PLAYING BLOCKS. IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, WHEN SHE SITS ON MOM’S LAP, YOU SEE SOMETHING NOT QUITE RIGHT WITH CAMILLA’S FACE. HER MOTHER NOTICED THE BABY’S PROBLEM BIRTH AND WAS AFRAID IT MIGHT BE A MALIGNANT TUMOR. AN MRI REVEALED IT WAS A TUMOR, BUT NOT CANCER. TWO MORE VEINS AND SHE WAS BORN WITH THIS. THEY ARE DILATED MEANS. Reporter: THIS MALFORMATION WAS CONTINUING TO GROW, PRESSING ON HER SKULL AND PREVENTING NORMAL DEVELOPMENT. BECAUSE A TUMOR IS A TANGLE OF BLOOD VESSELS, SURGERY IS RISKY. THE RISK OF BLOOD LOSS IS HIGH IN CHILDREN OF THIS SIZE WHERE THE BLOOD IS NOT THE SAME VOLUME AS YOU AND I. Reporter: THE DOCTORS DEVELOPED AN INNOVATIVE PLAN AND IN A SERIES OF TREATMENTS, THEY WOULD INJECT A SOLUTION INTO THE TERMER — TUMOR TO SCAR OFF SOME OF THE VEINS. THE MOTHER WAS WORRIED THE PROCEDURE WOULD PARALYZE CAMILLA’S FACE. SHE WAS HAVING A RARE, HYBRID PROCEDURE WHERE THE DOCTORS WOULD INJECT TO CONTROL BLEEDING AT THE SAME TIME THEY WORKED TO CUT OUT THE TUMOR. TWO WEEKS LATER, THIS IS CAMILLA. STILL A LITTLE SWOLLEN, BUT NO WORSE FOR THE WEAR. SHE’S GOING TO GROW UP HAPPY AND NORMAL BABY. Reporter: THANKS TO RESOURCEFUL DOCTORS, THAT’S