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A ureteral stent is a small plastic tube placed inside the ureter to help pee pass from a kidney into the bladder.
Vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) therapy is a treatment for epilepsy. It helps prevent or shorten the length of seizures.
A VP shunt is a small plastic tube that helps drain extra cerebrospinal fluid from the brain. Most VP shunts are placed to treat hydrocephalus.
Interventional radiology (IR) is a way for doctors to treat problems like vascular anomalies and tumors.
If your child needs a liver transplant, you're probably feeling lots of emotions. Fortunately, most kids who have liver transplants go on to live normal, healthy lives.
Easy-to-understand definitions of some key transplant terms.