Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Surgery Saves Pre-Born Life

American Journal of
Obstetrics and Gynecology
During one Florida woman’s pregnancy, doctors “discovered a benign tumor the size of a tennis ball growing on her unborn baby’s mouth. Doctors told Tammy there was little chance her daughter would survive birth – and if she did, she would require an immediate tracheotomy in order to breathe and have multiple surgeries thereafter.”

When Tammy was in her 17th week of pregnancy, doctors operated on the baby in utero, using an ultrasound to guide the first surgery of its kind to remove the tumor from the baby’s mouth.

Tammy’s daughter, Leyna, was born on October 1, 2010, with a small scar on her mouth as the only sign of the surgery. This landmark case was recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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