A Miraculous Recovery
A rare surgery was successfully performed upon a 6 month old male baby referred to Excelcare Hospitals with suspected pneumonia and severe respiratory distress.
Dr. Pranjal Goswami, Consultant Radiologist assisted by Dr. Upasana Misra Baruah, Consultant Radiologist and Dr. Sukanya Deuri Bharali, Consultant Radiologist diagnosed the condition to be fetus-in-fetu.
On April 10, 2018 by a team of doctors comprising Dr. Rajib Ray Baruah (pediatric surgeon), Dr. Intekhab Alam (cardiothoracic surgeon) and Dr. Bibhash Bhagawati (anesthesiologist). A malformed fetus with umbilical cord, deformed head with hairs, trunk and limbs with fingers was removed completely from the baby after a successful surgery.
The baby’s condition improved immediately after the surgery and during the postoperative period, he was fine and doing well under the care and observation of the pediatric team headed by Dr. Prakritish Bora, Dr. Abid Ahmed, and Dr. C.S. Bhattacharyya.
Fetus-in-fetu is an extremely rare condition and only a very few cases has been reported all over the world.