U.S Hails Nigerian Surgeon Who Removed Baby From Womb, Operated & Returned Her Back

01 Nov

U.S, Nigerian Doctor, oluyinka olutoye,
surgical feat.
A Nigerian pediatric surgeon, Professor
Oluyinka Olutoye, is making the headlines
in the United States and around the
world for his success after performing a
rare surgical operation.
Professor Olutoye, alongside his surgeon
partner carried out the delicate surgery
on a 23 weeks old foetus who was
removed from the mother’s womb,
operated upon and returned to the womb
to heal and continue to grow until the
baby girl was born at 36 weeks.
The baby suffered from a tumor known as
‘sacrococcygeal teratoma’, a tumor that
develops before birth and grows from a
baby’s coccyx, the tailbone.
Research says it is found more often in
girls than boys, and occurs in one out of
every 35,000 births.
Doctor Olutoye received his medical
degree from the Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile-Ife, Osun state south west
Nigeria and his Ph.D. in anatomy from
Virginia Commonwealth University In
Richmond, Virginia in the United States.
He shared his experience from this rare
surgical feat and suggestions on how
Nigeria can harness the talents that
abound in the country’s medical space.

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