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Small child, hyper extended neck since birth. G tube and nissen done. Treatment?

Hi. I have my seven month old baby who has hyper extended his neck since birth. My son ended up with a g tube and nissen then was trached. The drs. Told me that the hyperextension is going away because they said he couldn t breathe well but he continues to do it. I think it could be something else just don t know. If I make him sit without hyper extending he will do it no problem, but the moment he has a chance, he will go back again to extending... thoughts? I just don t know where to go from here. Please and thank you
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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Thank you for your query. Sorry for the delayed response.

You have not mentioned the reasons for placing a G Tube, doing Niseen procedure and later intubating him. There must be a co-relation between the reason for the operative procedure and the hyper-extension of the neck.

You mention that the hyper-extension is not present when you make your son sit up. This is a good sign and with a little perseverance the extension issue should resolve.

I hope I have responded to your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son all the best.


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