Despite Her Heart Growing Outside Of Her Body, The Newborn Baby Survives.

A newborn whose heart was born outside of her body made it through surgery to put it back in her chest. According to a statement made on Wednesday by Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, baby Vanellope Hope was born in late November with her heart growing outside of her body. Ectopia cordis is the name of the rare condition

The infant is at the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit, according to Dr. Nick Moore. Vanellope Hope Wilkins’ heart, which was beating outside of her tiny chest, was protected by being wrapped in sterile plastic as soon as she was born. Dean Wilkins and Naomi Findlay, the girl’s parents, had hoped for but had doubts that it would truly happen that their daughter would enter the world and live. The infant girl needed three extensive procedures to have her heart placed within her chest after being born with ectopia cordis, a rare congenital disorder that causes the heart to grow outside the body. She is currently moving toward healing.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, where a sizable team of medical specialists worked together to deliver Vanellope and give her a shot at survival late last month, provided the information in a statement on Wednesday. A pediatric cardiologist in the UK believes that the newborn may be the first to survive the condition there.

“I deal with babies with heart problems all the time, some of them very complicated,” said Dr. Frances Bu’Lock, consultant in pediatric cardiology at Glenfield Hospital. “This is only the second case in 30 years that I’ve seen this particular condition, it’s extremely rare,” she said. “Vanellope is the first baby to survive this operation in the UK.”  An initial ultrasound scan at nine weeks had alerted Vanellope’s parents, Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins, that their baby’s heart and part of her stomach had begun to grow outside of her body.

Naomi and Dean made the decision to fight for their daughter’s life after learning through a blood test that there was a small probability of developing more genetic problems.

We made the decision to fight at that time in order to give our kid the best chance of surviving. After that, Vanellope needed two further operations: one to remove the support tube, and the other to implant her heart beneath the skin of her chest wall. But she’s also shown to be quite resilient.

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