Saturday, 7 March 2009

Baby saved

This is a lovely story:

BABY Salma is too young to understand that she's made Australian medical history by being the first person to undergo a radical and extremely difficult operation to mend her oesophagus.

But her Jordanian immigrant parents Khanssa Ibraheem and Hisham Al-Theeb are overjoyed with pride following their daughter's complete recovery from a condition so serious and rare it was, until recently, considered impossible to cure.

(The answer was key hole surgery using mechanical means to encourage the oesophagus to grow, so that it could be stitched together. Cool!)

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