Healthy Living: Tiny Coils Save Oliver

A chorangioma is a blood tumor that develops in the placenta during pregnancy.

When the tumor is small and doesn’t grow, it poses little risk to the baby, but in rare cases, the cells multiply and the tumor becomes deadly. 

In Healthy Living, Courtney Hunter shows us how doctors at Magee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh used an out-of-the-box solution to save one little boy.

When Samantha delivered Oliver, the micro coils also came out so there was no need for another surgery to remove them.

The doctors say they’re not sure they are the first to try this procedure in the United States, but they say they believe they are the first to have a successful outcome.

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