Udaipur: Successful surgery of a 6-hour-old newborn baby tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) done in Udaipur at Pacific Medical College and Hospital gave him a new life. This operation, which lasted for three hours, was carried out by the child and newborn surgeon Dr. Praveen Jhanwar, Dr. Shilpa Sharda of the Department of Anesthesia, and the team deployed.
The newborn baby girl born in Nathdwara was born in a private nursing home at 5 AM, she was immediately sent to the PMCH after the girl's condition was unaffordable. Family members showed Dr. Praveen Jhanwar, a child and neonatal surgeon. After checking, it was found that the breathing tube and food pipe of the girl were connected, which was possible to cure the operation itself. In this operation, the breathing tube of the newborn was separated from the intestine, and the food pipe was made.During this time, the girl was kept on a ventilator for two days under the supervision of Pediatric Critical Care Expert Dr. Puneet Jain and his team and took complete care of her. She was able to recover very quickly.
Pediatric and neonatal surgeon Dr. Praveen Jhanwar said that tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a congenital disease in which the trachea carries air to the lungs, and the food pipe which carries food to the stomach are interconnected. Sometimes during pregnancy, these two tubes do not utterly separate during development and remain connected by a short passage. Due to which the newborn has pneumonia and breathing problems. According to medical signs, this type of disease occurs in one in five thousand children during the developmental process in the womb.Dr. Jhanwar clarified that the excess of water in a woman's womb during pregnancy signifies this disease. If there is a problem like this, delivery should be done in a hospital where a child and newborn surgeons are available.