Baby born with heart outside body in Madhya Pradesh

Girl heart outside

Madhya Pradesh, April 9: A girl child with her heart placed outside the chest born in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. She has been shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi for treatment.

According to doctors, It is a rare medical condition in which the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside of the thorax called as Ectopia Cordis.

This rare medical condition occurs in eight children per 10 lakh births. 

She was born on April 5 at Khajuraho Health Centre in the district. She was brought to the district hospital from where she was referred to the AIIMS, told by Dr Lakhan Tiwari, Pediatrician at Chhatarpur district hospital.

Dr R.S. Tripathi, Civil Surgeon, Chhatarpur district, said: “The heart is covered by bones and skin in the human body but in this case though her heart was formed completely during embryonic development, the body wall could not mature properly.”

He said: “Keeping in mind the infant’s serious condition, the infant was sent to the All India Institute of Meidcal Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi along with a doctor.”

Wefornews Bureau

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