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2009-09-17 06:40:40

An infant Indian boy, born with his heart outside his body, died in a New Delhi hospital two weeks after undergoing a rare surgery, doctors said. We have lost him, said cardiothoracic surgeon A.K. Bisoi, who led a team of doctors in performing the surgery on the infant who was born Aug. 25, CNN reported. The condition, known as ectopia cordis, affects only five to eight children in 1 million births, doctors said. An infection that had been brought under control prior to the Sept. 3 procedure...

2009-09-04 14:01:26

An infant born with his heart outside of his body is reportedly recovering after surgeons completed the process of inserting the heart inside his body on Friday. The 10-day-old boy was born with a rare medical condition known as a complete thoracic ectopia cordis. "We gently placed the heart partly in the heart cavity and partly in the stomach cavity without twisting, kinking or rotating anything," cardiac surgeon A. K. Bisoi told the Hindustan Times newspaper. Over the course of the...

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