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Baby born with her heart outside her body now on the road to recovery
In a medical feat that could be considered as one of the most amazing in the history of medical science, a baby was born with her heart outside her body and the doctors were successful in inserting the heart back into her body.

The baby was born on November 22 with a rare condition in which her heart was outside her body. It has been reported that it took a team of 50 doctors to deliver the baby. To put her heart back inside her body, the baby had to undergo three surgeries. The baby was born in the Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, England

The three-week-old baby has been named Vanellope Hope Wilkins.

The parents knew of the baby's rare condition when the pregnant mother had undergone an ultrasound and found out that a part of the baby's heart and stomach was growing outside her body. An ultrasound a few weeks later had shown that while her stomach had moved back to the right position, the heart had not and continued to grow outside her body. The pregnant mother was given a caesarean in order to avoid causing any injury to the baby's heart and once delivered she was placed in a sterile plastic bag in order to reduce infection risk.

"It was decided that delivery by caesarean section would be best to reduce the risks of infection, risks of trauma or squashing of the heart during delivery, and that surgery to provide some sort of covering to the heart would be needed immediately after baby was delivered," a statement from the hospital read. 

The baby is now on the road to recovery. 

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