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Child saved from stroke with laparoscopic surgery in Italy

Operation 'first of its kind'

Child saved from stroke with laparoscopic surgery in Italy

Turin, February 1 - Doctors in Italy have saved a three-year-old after a life-threatening stroke by removing a cerebral blood clot using laparoscopic surgery, the first operation of its kind, doctors said Friday. According to the Regina Margherita hospital in Turin, surgeons reached the brain of the girl by making a minimally invasive 'keyhole' incision near the groin and inserting a stent in the artery. The patient had suffered an ischemic stroke, leaving her paralyzed and in life-threatening condition. The child, born in Turin to Bangladeshi parents, began feeling ill Tuesday and was soon taken to the neurological department of Regina Margherita hospital for a trombectomy. She is now recovering in the pediatric ward of the hospital. Doctors say she is awake, eating and regaining all of her functions. Her right side still has some problems, doctors said, but it should be back to normal over time. (photo: archive picture of endoscopic surgery)

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