By: Himanshu Singh
LUCKNOW: Doctors at King George’s Medical University (KGMU) have given a new lease of life to a four-month-old baby suffering from a rare congenital condition called congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) by performing a complex surgery. The boy, a resident of Rae Bareli, was operated upon on November 10 and discharged on Wednesday.
The boy was and experiencing breathing difficulties was brought to the paediatric department of KGMU on November 9. The examination revealed left side of the boy’s diaphragm was not developed properly. Due to this, the small intestine of the boy compressed lungs, making the boy hard to breathe. Doctors decided to conduct surgery.
“A microscope was put in his chest to perform reconstruction of diaphragm,” said, head of paediatric surgery department. He said this rare congenital anomalies occurs in one out of every 10,000-15,000 live births and major challenge was to give anaesthesia as lung was already compromised.
“We were not sure whether he will be able to come out of unconsciousness and will be stable after the surgery,” said Dr JD Rawat from paediatric department, “Though our team has done extraordinary and the operation was successful and the child is stable and recovering well,” he added.

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