HYDERABAD: Doctors at MaxCure Hospitals here gave a new lease of life to a four-month-old infant, who was suffering from a rare backbone and spinal cord condition called Myelomeningocoele.
Myelomeningocoele is a development defect of the backbone and spinal cord, which is highly critical condition that occurs once in 4,000 births.
“Myelomeningocoele is of two ways, open variety and closed variety. Open variety is a condition where spinal cord and nerves are exposed outside and occurs due to folic acid deficiency in pre and early pregnancy period. This infant suffered from severe open variety, with paralysis of both lower limbs and severe infection. Child was also suffering from a condition called, Aqueductal Stenosis, where excessive water gets accumulated in brain,” said a surgeon involved in the operation.
“It was imperative that the child had to be operated immediately for these two extreme conditions. MaxCure’s experienced team started the treatment with injectable antibiotics for control of infection followed by a surgery,” the surgeon said.
This surgery was performed using advanced neuro microscope system to repair the spinal cord and nerves.