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Novel artery stretching offers way to repair vessel

Procedure at Children’s may help for a lifetime

In late summer and into the fall, Marijke Ameigh watched with excitement, impatience, and a little discomfort as her body slowly grew its own replacement part.

The lump near the 16-year-old’s abdomen and a tiny port close to her rib cage were the only external evidence of the unusual experiment inside her.

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