JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Doctors save newborn with organs outside of belly in Vietnam

Doctors save newborn with organs outside of belly in Vietnam

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 16:36 GMT+7
Doctors save newborn with organs outside of belly in Vietnam
A baby girl is born with organs outside of her body at Nghe An Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital in Nghe An Province, Vietnam. Photo: Hoang Yen / Tuoi Tre

Doctors at a hospital in the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An have successfully saved a baby girl who was born with organs outside of her body.

The Nghe An Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital confirmed on Tuesday it had treated a newborn with a rare birth defect that caused internal organs to protrude from her belly.

The defect was previously diagnosed when the mother, a 22-year-old resident in Hoang Mai Town, Nghe An, was 27 weeks pregnant, with doctors warning that the neonatal death rate would be high.

The woman was admitted to the infirmary when she was about to go into labor at 36 weeks of pregnancy.

Doctors discovered abnormalities of the fetus during an ultrasound and decided to hold an urgent consultation.

They later performed an emergency C-section.

The newborn weighed about two kilograms, while her internal organs protruded from a hole in her abdomen.

Doctors were unable to push the organs back into the girl’s belly at the time; otherwise, it could result in bowel necrosis which would threaten her life.

They had to keep the exposed organs in a sterile bag so that the intestines could slowly move back into the abdomen.

The baby later underwent her first surgery and was given intravenous nutrition and intensive care for about 10 days.

As her condition improved, doctors performed the second surgery to put back all of the organs inside her belly. Her abdominal wall was then closed.

The newborn is now healthy enough to be discharged from the hospital.

“This type of birth defect is very rare and can pose high risk of infection and fatality,” said Dr. Hoang Van Thang from the surgical intensive care unit of Nghe An Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital.

The surgeries were successful thanks to the prompt coordination of obstetricians and pediatricians at the infirmary, Thang added.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Latest news