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Lviv doctors saved a two-month-old girl who could not breathe due to a cyst


Feb 26, 2024

Photo Otolaryngologists from two hospitals of the First Medical Association of Lvov saved a two-month-old girl by removing the cyst, due to which the child could not breathe.

This was reported on the website of the Lviv City Council, Ukrinform reports.

“In Lviv, a two-month-old baby was rescued, who could not breathe and was on a ventilator for two weeks. The girl's airway was blocked by a cyst. It was successfully removed by otolaryngologists from two hospitals of the First Medical Association of Lviv, the message says.

It is noted that the girl was born prematurely in the Ternopil region. at 37 weeks of pregnancy. But for the first three weeks of my life I was quite healthy. Then she suddenly began to wheeze and had difficulty breathing. Ternopil doctors diagnosed the newborn with pneumonia and began appropriate treatment. However, the child began to have difficulty swallowing and breathing. After a CT scan, they discovered that a large cyst, 1.3 cm in size, had formed on the root of the baby’s tongue, which was gradually growing. So, at any moment the child could suffocate.

Lviv doctors saved a two-month-old girl who could not breathe due to a cyst

The child was sent to St. Nicholas Hospital in Lviv. Here, specialists immediately performed a bronchoscopy on the newborn. Since the swelling of the baby’s throat began to increase, doctors had to insert an endotracheal tube, connect the baby to a ventilator and put her into a state of medical coma.

The team from the anesthesiology and intensive care department fought for the girl’s life.

Due to the low level of hemoglobin, before the operation to remove the cyst, doctors gave the child a blood transfusion.

The City Council noted that in order to save the two-month-old girl, specialists from the St. Nicholas Children's Hospital joined forces with colleagues from the St. Nicholas Hospital. Panteleimon.

Doctors successfully removed the cyst and unblocked the baby's airway. After the operation, the child has fully recovered and returned home with his parents.

As Ukrinform reported, in Lviv, surgeons reduced the tongue of a one-year-old baby, which was 5 times longer than normal due to Beckwith syndrome — Videman.

Photo: Lviv City Council


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