n what is believed to be the first unparalleled operation of its kind in the world, doctors in Canada have saved the life of a mother by adopting and using a radical procedure. They removed the young mother’s lungs while she needed a transplant.
Here we are talking about the Canadian mother, Melissa Benoit, who was reported carrying serious lung infection and was only a few hours away from death when she was rushed to the hospital in Toronto. To save her life, doctors took the unprecedented step of removing her lungs.
To know what happened next with the mother, scroll on…
Melissa Benoit, a Canadian mother born with cystic fibrosis.
The 32-year-old mother of three born with cystic fibrosis suffered from the serious lung infection that was spreading throughout her body speedily.
The doctors found her health deteriorating at a disconcerting rate.
They decided to go ahead with the radical procedure and that was:
To remove her lungs. Yes, this was the first procedure of its kind in the world where a woman had to undergo surgery to remove her lungs.
They removed her lungs which were considered to be as hard as ‘football’. And finally, the surgery went successfully.
While she waited for the transplant, an artificial device was connected with heart in place of the missing lungs. This helped her to have a consistent blood flow.