Heart outside chest baby boy born in Chongqing China. Xue Yan, a nurse at the centre said he is very cute and naive.
Baby boy born with his heart outside of his chest. Every day the nurses and doctors take it in turns to feed the boy and help change his nappies.
The boy abandoned by his mother when he was 110 days old and found by a passerby who took him to hospital.
The boy, named An An Chinese media, found when he just 110 days old by a passerby after he abandoned.
Xue Yan, a nurse at the center said he is very cute and naive.
He’s no trouble.Every day the nurses and doctors take it in turns to feed the boy and help change his nappies.
There have only ever 10 cases of Pentalogy of Cantrel reported in China.
This is the third case that Chongqing’s Children Hospital has come across.
An An’s condition requires multiple surgeries. Xue Yan said that the surgical team conducted open-heart surgery on the child.
The operation is about three to five hours.
The operation is successful and he is in a good condition post recovery, then he will be able to lead a fairly normal life.
Pentalogy of Cantrell often requires surgery, depending on the severity of the patient’s defects, and could be fatal if left untreated.
Heart outside chest baby boy born in Chongqing China.
Local people have donated 200,000 yuan (£20,000) for the child’s treatment.
which after the cost of surgery and rehabilitation is not enough.
According to reports, it is a rare condition that occurs in an estimated 5.5 in one million live births.
A six year old girl set to undergo surgery in the US after she born with Pentalogy of Cantrell.
The girl’s heart which is about the size of a fist can beating against her abdominal area protected only a thin layer of skin.