Dubai, UAE, 19 December, 2016: A team of paediatric experts at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah have done an effective surgical procedure on a one-day-old baby who was birthed with no anal opening.
During a routine postnatal check, the baby kid was detected with imperforate anus, a life-threatening birth that usually requires at least one surgical treatment.
Dr Mufique Gajdhar, Specialist Paediatric Surgeon at Zulekha Health center Sharjah, stated: "Right away after being birthed, the infant was detected with imperforate anus which means there was no opening at the end of the intestinal system where the rectum normally is."
" We performed an X-ray check for more evaluation and performed numerous extra examinations as this issue is commonly connected with other significant flaws, consisting of back, cardiac or genitourinary anomalies."
Affecting one out of every 5,000 new birthed babies, the unusual problem is believed to create in between the fifth and seventh weeks of pregnancy and calls for an instant scientific therapy by specialists been experts in neonatal and paediatric care.
Dr Gajdhar stated: "The surgical treatment, called anorectoplasty, was executed when the child was eventually old, and entailed a production of rectum by lowering the anal bag via the sphincter muscles."
Long-term 90 minutes, the operation was carried out with the aid of 2 paediatric anaesthetists with preoperative and postoperative care offered by a team of expert neonatologists.
The infant’s father, a Yemeni national living in Sharjah that wants to remain anonymous, said: "I am incredibly glad to Dr Mufique and the whole team for the effective surgical procedure, which gave a second life to my baby.
" Our experience in the health center was pleasant and I found the healthcare facility's personnel really kind and supportive. My ideal desires are with Zulekha Hospital and I am certain that any type of more care my family should receive will be given with utmost care."
Talking on the situation, Dr. Ramesh Raju, Senior Director Administration at Zulekha Medical facility Sharjah said, "Usually first-time moms and dads do not understand the issues included at times in child birth and, for that reason, need to be appropriately informed on the possibilities and guaranteed at one of the most difficult time. We are happy we might bring back a smile on the face of the parents in this situation."
The child kid, whose digestion track has been operating normally considering that the surgery, was able to go residence with his parents after additional exams, and will certainly require additional care offered over the following few months.
Caption: The group of doctors from Zulekha Medical facility, Sharjah that effectively executed the surgical treatment. From Left Dr. Tasneem Abdul Husain, Professional Anesthetist, Dr. Mufique Gajdhar, Specialist Pediatric Specialist, Dr. Mamdouh Abddu-El-Moety Maged Mohamed, Consultant Anesthetist and Dr. Mohammad Nabeel Khalaf, Professional Neonatologist