At 6 feet 5 inches, Braden Parsons was made to play basketball. Sidelined temporarily by hydrocephalus, an innovative neurosurgery performed at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt helped him get back on the court.
Closing the gap
Watch Vanderbilt researchers "close the gap" in a tiny, but crucial vessel as the cameras roll. To learn more about why research to close the ductus arteriosus is so important to the lives of tiny patients in our NICU, read "A vital vessel," within our "Thrill of discovery" story.