New surgery to treat inborn defeats in children

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Jaipur, Oct 5 (UNI) Inborn errors of embryonic development like diaphragmatic hernia, tracheo oesophageal fistula and hydroi nephrosis can now be repaired in unborn child through a new branch of paediatric surgery ''intra uterine fetal surgery'' evolved by Dr Timothy Cromelholm of the US.

Using this new technique the surgeon could repair in developing unborn child the diaphragmatic hernia defeat, a condition in which abdominal contents get into chest through the defeat, hence could pave way for further normal embryonic development, Dr Timothy told the delegates at the 33rd national conference of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons here yesterday.

Making audio vedio presentation of his new technique during the opening session of the four- day conference, Dr Timothy said ''intra uterine surgery'' could also be used effectively to correct other defects like oesophageal fistula and hydronephrosis during pregnancy in unborn children.

Dr Gordon Mackinlay from the UK spoke on the advances of new laparoscopic surgery in children whereas Dr KLN Rao of PGI Chandigarh made presentation on his new technique of repairing imperforate anus condition in single sitting to substitute three phased surgery involving prolonged hospitalisation and more economic burden on the patient's family.

About a dozen of papers were presented by experts on various topical aspects of modern paediatric surgery during this session, Organising Secretary Dr DD Sinha said.

The four-day conference was being attended by over 450 Paediatric surgeons from India and abroad, Organising Treasurer Dr Chetan Sharma said.

UNI

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