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British Baby With Heart Outside Body Survives 3 Surgeries





English hospital officials said Wednesday that a baby born with her heart outside her body had survived three surgeries to mend her condition.

Glenfield Hospital in Leicester said Vanellope Hope Wilkins was born in late November with her heart growing on the outside of her body. The unusual condition is called ectopia cordis.

She underwent the first surgery to put her heart back inside her body within in an hour of her birth.

Dr. Nick Moore said the baby was in the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit.

Only eight babies in 1 million are born with ectopia cordis. The vast majority are read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com

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