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New born baby with mutation of extra arms and legs. Can the surgery be done immediately or should wait?

Feb 2013
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If a newborn is born with a mutation of extra arms and legs, would it be better to wait a couple of weeks before performing surgery to remove them, or would it be better to do the surgery as soon as possible?
Posted Mon, 1 Jul 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 26 days later

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Surgery in newborn period involving general anesthesia is a major hurdle.

Surgeries are reserved for life threatening surgical and procedures which are essential conditions during newborn period.

If baby born with extra arms or legs, it would be better to wait till the child completes 1 year of age or gains a good reasonable weight.

Surgery will be planned in stages depending on the complexity of that extra growth, its vascular and nerve connections and its attachments with the child organs.

Surgery is planned in a way that the child should attain his/her maximum functional capability and growth of his normal limbs.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any clarification please let me know.

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