September 14, 2016
Groundbreaking surgery on an unborn baby!
We are so proud of our South African surgeons, who made history again! This time, it was Dr Ismail Bhorat, a foetal specialist from Durban, who did a rare operation on an unborn baby. What was wrong with the foetus? The 6 month-old foetus had a rare condition, called ‘pericardial effusion’: a collection of fluid around the heart. The fluid compresses the heart and lungs, affecting the heart’s ability to pump, and the unborn baby’s ability to breathe. What makes this a ground-breaking operation? There have been previous operations on unborn babies (known as in-utero). However, this particular operation has…Read More