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A group of Chennai doctors performed a successful surgery of a baby, whose liver and intestines were lying outside the body enclosed in a large bubble sac.
According to a statement of a pregnant woman who hailed from Andhra Pradesh had a history of multiple abortions was brought to Rainbow Childrens Hospital in Chennai. A team of expert doctors led by Dr Moorthy G, Senior Consultant, Pediatric and Neonatal Surgery did an antenatal scan and found that the baby had “giant omphalocele” in which the internal organs were lying outside in a sac. The baby was then safely delivered through Caesarean section delivery and was shifted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
After the vitals became stable, the baby was taken up for surgery on the 2nd day and the bubble sac that was holding the liver and intestine was carefully opened and the intestines were specifically pushed inside the abdomen. The liver was kept outside the body in a temporary artificial bag known as the Silo bag and 10 days later, the liver was also pushed down to the abdominal cavity slowly.
The baby was then taken in for a final surgery and the abdominal cavity was successfully closed. During the entire course of management, the baby was kept under ventilation to ensure enough supply of oxygen.
Dr Moorthy G, said that the ailment of a giant omphalocele is a very rare condition and the baby had a very large defect of 10x10cm in size where the whole liver and internal organs were lying outside in a sac. The corrective surgery was more challenging as the baby’s abdominal cavity was also not fully developed to receive the organs.
Other doctors who were also a part of the surgery are Dr Senthil Ganesh, Senior Consultant, Pediatric Surgery & Urology, Dr Vidhya Moorthy, Senior Consultant Obstetrics, Gynecology & Fetal Medicine specialist, Dr M Raghul, Consultant, Pediatric Surgery and Dr Rahul Yadav, Lead Consultant Neonatology.
Source : The New Indian Express