In British Bulwell, a girl with a rare congenital malformation was born – an ectopia of the heart, in which the heart muscle is located outside the chest.
The doctors diagnosed the ninth week of pregnancy. They reported that the chances of survival in a child are small – more than 90% of newborns with ectopic heart are born dead or die in the first days of life. Specialists recommended abortion, but parents were against it.
The girl was born alive, in the first hour of her life was conducted three operations, in which more than 50 doctors participated. The surgeons formed a new thorax and placed the heart in it. As a result, the newspaper notes that the newborn was the first person in the UK to survive with such a blemish.