Bangalore, India (PressExposure) July 08, 2011 -- Fortis Malar Hospital today announced the successful removal of a tumor in a new born baby in the city. Leading cardiologist Dr. K R Balakrishnan, Director - Cardiac Sciences, Dr. Nandkishore Kapadia, Senior Cardio Thoracic Surgeon & Dr. Suresh Rao, HOD - Cardiac Anesthesia & Cardiac Critical Care performed a rare surgery on Baby Asiffa, 20 day old baby with a very large tumor in one of the chambers of the heart.
On becoming blue and breathless, the baby was rushed to Fortis Malar hospital where she was diagnosed with a tumor in the heart. The procedure involved administering anesthesia which was critical as the baby was just a few days old. The tumor blocking the right side of the heart lead to a collapse of the child as oxygen levels were dangerously low.
On becoming blue and breathless, the baby was rushed to Fortis Malar hospital where she was diagnosed with a tumor in the heart. The child collapsed since the tumour blocking the right side of the heart led to dangerously low oxygen levels. The procedure involved administering anesthesia which was critical as the baby was just a few days old.
The baby's body temperature was cooled to 15 degree Celsius and the circulation was stopped and under suspended animation the tumor was completely removed. The tumor was a leiomyoma- a benign tumor (a tumor commonly seen in the uterus of women).
For the first time in the world a leiomyoma of the heart has been reported in a newborn. The baby has recovered well and can expect to lead a normal life.
About Fortis Malar Hospitals Ltd (erstwhile Malar Hospitals Ltd):
Fortis Malar Hospitals Ltd, founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of cardiology and cardiac surgery, gynaecology, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, neurology, pediatrics, diabetics, and nephrology.
Fortis Malar Hospitals also has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Pediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopedics and Joint replacement, Neurosurgery and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed in this hospital. The hospital's Obstetrics and Gynaecology services are among the busiest in the city, performing many difficult deliveries and surgeries successfully, and are supported by a dedicated Neonatology unit. Fortis Malar Hospitals is a part of the Fortis Healthcare Network.