HCMC doctors save pregnant woman with displaced viscera

Doctors at the Tu Du Obstetrics Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City have been successful in saving a 24-year-old pregnant woman who was suffering from displaced viscera.

Nguyen Hong Nhung, from the southern province of Dong Nai was six months pregnant when she was taken to the hospital in serious condition after her viscera pushed upwards into her rib-cage, causing breathing problems as it weighed on her heart and lung organs.

She was rushed to the hospital when she suffered respiratory problems; high blood pressure, three times more than normal; nausea and inability to lay her body horizontally.

Doctors in Tu Du Hospital studying her X-ray saw her left lung was not visible and her heart organ had moved to the right of her body.  Doctors from Cho Ray Hospital were then invited to further diagnosis and join in the surgery.

While doctors were conducting the surgery, they found her diaphragm had torn and her viscera had moved up into the rib-cage.

They then conducted a successful operation to rectify all her organs in the right place. Fortunately, her unborn child was not affected in anyway by the surgery.

According to a relative of the woman, two days before being rushed to hospital, the pregnant woman had complained of breathing problem and fatigue.

She was taken to a local clinic for diagnosis but her condition did not improve. Thereafter the relative called a man from the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau to cure her with black magic.

The magician beat her so severely on her back and ribs that she became unconscious.

By T. Lam - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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