Report: Westmoreland condition potentially life-threatening
|03.14.10 at 11:43 am ET|
According to a report on ESPN.com, the condition for which top Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland is scheduled to have surgery for “carries significant risk of neurological damage and is potentially life-threatening.”
The report has a team source saying that Westmoreland began experiencing headaches and a variety of neurological symptoms, leading him to leave spring training on March 4 before being examined at Massachusetts General Hospital the next day. After consulting with three specialists around the country it was determined that Westmoreland was to have surgery for a “cavernous malformation of the brain” at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.
The report by Gordon Edes goes on to say that the malformation is located on the brain stem and there has been some bleeding in the brain, which could lead to severe neurological damage. For the rest of the story click here.
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