TWO-MONTH-OLD UN­DER­GOES SURGERY FOR OR­GAN RE­PO­SI­TION

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Uttarpradesh - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­[email protected]

LUCKNOW: What was ini­tially thought to be a chronic cough and in­fec­tion, turned out to be a se­ri­ous case of or­gan dis­po­si­tion in a twom­onth-old child. Pae­di­atric sur­geons at the King Ge­orge’s Med­i­cal Univer­sity (KGMU) op­er­ated upon the child to re­po­si­tion his spleen, small in­tes­tine and stom­ach here on Satur­day.

“The child’s par­ents brought him here from Bahraich and com­plained that he of­ten fell ill. When we in­ves­ti­gated, we found that the or­gans were not in their right po­si­tion,” said Prof Ashish Wakhlu, pae­di­atric surgery depart­ment, KGMU.

The or­gans had moved to­wards left part of the child’s chest. The doc­tor said that such prob­lem was found in one among 4,500 live births. With such a prob­lem, the child was un­able to breathe and feed prop­erly and also de­vel­oped other in­fec­tions, so, a surgery was sug­gested.

For the op­er­a­tion, three key­holes were made in the chest area and the or­gans were repo­si­tioned. Till now, the in­ci­sions were made in the stom­ach area for such op­er­a­tions.

The surgery took about an hour and the most com­pli­cated part was to do the stitch­ing in the di­aphragm area in­side the body to make sure the or­gans re­main in the right po­si­tion and do not move.

The child would be dis­charged in a day, said the doc­tor.

The cost of the op­er­a­tion at the KGMU was just around ₹10,000 while at a pri­vate hos­pi­tal, it could have cost around ₹50,000.

THE OR­GANS HAD MOVED TO­WARDS LEFT PART OF THE CHILD’S CHEST. THE DOC­TOR SAID THAT SUCH PROB­LEM WAS FOUND IN ONE AMONG 4,500 LIVE BIRTHS.

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