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Ten-mn-old girl met with road accident treated for lung & chest

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Thane | Wednesday, Feb 28 2018 IST
A 10-month-old girl who was suffering fromunstable painful breathing due to underlying lung and chest traumafollowing a road accident in Dombivali town of the district, hasbeen successfully treated at Fortis Hospital in eastern suburb ofMulund.

The girl, Esther, was walking with her mother Asha Matthew to hergrandmother's house recently, when the mother's handbag got stuck inthe handle of a passing-by motorbike, jerking both the mother andbaby onto the busy street and a passing autorickshaw run-over thelittle girl.

Pedestrians and motorists, who witnessed the accident, helped themother take her baby to a nearby hospital where Esther underwent afull body CT scan.

It revealed an isolated chest trauma with accumulation of air andblood around the lungs and blunt trauma to the chest, putting thechild in terrible pain and as a result, the child could not breatheproperly. Due to lack of infrastructure and medical expertise in thathospital, the child was shifted to Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Esther was immediately admitted under the care of Dr Jesal Sheth,senior consultant pediatric and neonatal intensivist at thehospital, who put her on pain control medications and anti-bioticssupplemented with a high-flow oxygen to treat the child.

The treatment was conducted in the second week of February, arelease issued by Fortis on Wednesday said.

Speaking about the case, Dr Sheth said, "The child was brought inwith traumatic shock and was crying profusely, as she was intremendous pain. We immediately put her on pain medications andsupported her breathing by a lung support device to stabilise herbreathing. The baby responded well and was kept for a few days underobservation. She is now discharged and the parents have been advisedto follow-up for treatment."UNI XR SS SM2212

-- (UNI) -- C-1-1-DL0169-1269907.Xml

 
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