March 15th, 2010

Brain surgery for OF

By Kelley Luckstein

Outfielder Ryan Westmoreland, one of the Red Sox’ top minor league prospects, has been diagnosed with a rare vascular irregularity in his brain and will undergo surgery in Arizona Tuesday…

 

Westmoreland, who turns 20 next month, has a “cavernous malformation’’ that was discovered March 5 at Massachusetts General Hospital…

 

The malformation, according to information from the Mayo Clinic, is not a form of cancer but can cause bleeding within the brain because of dilated blood vessels.

 

Boston Globe, by Peter Abraham, 3/14/2010

 

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Tags: brain surgery, Neurology, Ryan Westmoreland

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