Pioneering surgery performed on little girl in Birmingham Hospital.
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Pioneering surgery performed on little girl in Birmingham Hospital.

Birmingham : United Kingdom | Dec 10, 2012 at 1:21 AM PST
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Pre-operation Xray.

Life-saving surgery involved removing a little girl's lower legs and using the bones to insert into her back where five vertebrae were missing.

The condition which is extremely rare - 'spinal segmental dysgenesis' is normally fatal because of the absence of a spinal cord but Rosie was lucky in that hers was existant.

Without the operation the weight of her unsupported body would have crushed all her organs.

One of the neurosurgeons Mr.Guirish Solanki said the operation had been a complete success and Rosie now had the life expectancy of a normal child; with the possibility of her being able to walk with prosethic lower legs in the future.

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Rosie pictured after the successful operation.
Picture shows her lower legs are missing.
Elderly1933Extrovert is based in Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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