In Siberia, lung surgery on yet-unborn child unveiled

In Siberia, lung surgery on yet-unborn child unveiledPhysicians in Novosibirsk, in Siberia, have successfully completed their first-ever surgery on a female fetus, extracting fluids from the fetus? lungs through special punctures.

Physicians in Novosibirsk, in Siberia, have successfully completed their first-ever surgery on a female fetus, extracting fluids from the fetus? lungs through special punctures in the mother?s abdomen and the child?s chest, news agency RIA Novosti reports, citing a source in the Novosibirsk Regional Healthcare Ministry. The specialists of Novosibirsk?s Regional Perinatal Center are said to have performed the surgery in March 2013; but the results were only reported earlier this week. ?Late in her pregnancy, [the woman] was down with a viral infection? That caused a complication, with fluids accumulating in the fetus? lungs. The surgery was done in the last week of her pregnancy,? the source said. According to the Ministry representative, surgeons punctured the woman?s abdomen and uterus, followed by the child?s chest, and pumped out some of the fluids from the pleural cavity[/the]...