TWO-MONTH-OLD UNDERGOES SURGERY FOR ORGAN REPOSITION
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.