VIDEO: The operations, two oncological and one on a urinary tract defect, were carried out by a French-Polish team at the hospital’s University Clinical Centre (UCK) on three girls aged four, six and 17.
Warsaw-based Professor Marzena Dębska, who has carried out over 140 operations on babies in the womb diagnosed with complex heart defects, received the 2022 Research “for her inspiring work on fetal cardiac interventions” from the Holm Schneider Foundation for Prenatal Therapy in Erlangen, Germany.
Arabella Green was told she would spend her life in a wheelchair after being born with a rare condition called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita. But after weeks of intensive therapy and surgery at the Paley European Institute in Warsaw, the six-year-old was able to take the first steps in her life.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES! The record-breaking operation took eight doctors 90 minutes to complete after the 25-year-old woman was taken in at the St. Maximilian Hospital in Oświęcim.
Procedures had to be modified to operate on the infant, who was suffering from a rare type of cancer.
The PLN 60,000 raised could give the girl a chance to fulfil her dreams and save her from being ostracised back home.
The first ever innovative operation to implant a stent graft that grows together with the child has been performed at the Child Cardiological Clinic at the University Children's Hospital in Krakow-Prokocim, southern Poland.
The broadcast allows medical professionals, students and patients to see first-hand how the most distinguished surgeons in Europe deal with sensitive procedures.
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