Infant with a congenital defect in dire need of funds for cochlear implant

He is just eight months old, yet he is unable to hear his name being called out by his parents or relatives. He was born to his parents after many years of them trying to conceive a child. But his parents were shattered when they realised that their own child can’t hear them

Infant with a congenital defect in dire need of funds for cochlear implantSuyash Bedekar, an eight-month-old is suffering from bilateral profound Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). It is a kind of hearing loss due to the damage in the inner ear or the nerve from the ear to the brain. He urgently needs to undergo a cochlear implant. He is currently undergoing treatment at Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital […]

Pune: Rare birth defects leaves baby’s bladder exposed

Bladder exstrophy is a birth defect. It's a condition where the bladder and parts around it form outside the body. The anomaly occurs among one in one lakh children

Pune: Rare birth defects leaves baby’s bladder exposedDoctors at Sassoon Hospital in Pune operated upon a nine-month-old girl with a rare birth defect. The condition caused the bladder to remain open and exposed, leading to urine being drained directly over the child’s abdomen. While the surgery for such a defect is usually done just days after birth, lack of access to health […]

Doctors attach prosthetic leg to a child with a rare birth defect

A four-year-old boy hailing from Solapur had to stop attending school due to a rare birth defect. The condition made walking extremely painful for the child. Now, with the help of surgery and a prosthetic leg he is all set to get back on his feet again

Doctors attach prosthetic leg to a child with a rare birth defectPrathmesh Dhere, is a four-year-old child, hailing from a small village in Maharashtra, he had stopped attending school since the last six months. As he was suffering from a rare congenital anomaly called tibial hemimelia, a condition wherein the lower part of leg is crooked, thus making it difficult to walk. As it was painful […]

Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birth

During her prenatal checkups, Sebastian was diagnosed with a severe congenital heart defect, in which the two main arteries of the heart are reversed. His case was especially complex because the interior walls of his heart were sealed shut, so that blood couldn't flow between the chambers to pick up oxygen

Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birthKristine Barry says when she heard her newborn baby Sebastian scream, it was “the most amazing sound I’ve ever heard.” “They always prepped us for a blue baby,” she said. “They always said that he was going to be blue and not vocal because of the lack of oxygen.” But when Sebastian arrived at Mount […]