Amazing Surgery of Two Month Old Baby for Remove Neck Tumor

 A two month old baby girl is recovering after doctors at a Florida children's hospital miraculously removed a benign 2.5 pound tumor from her neck. Peyton Marie Kirby was born on July 11 with a tumor caused by a lymph blood vessel malformation that had dangerously entwined with nerves and arteries. Incredibly, the mass weighed a third of her eight pound, 15 pound body weight - approximately the size of her small head.

Peyton Marie Kirby, born on July 11, after doctors at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville were able to surgically remove a tumour from her neck

Doctors said the surgery was complicated by the location of the mass, which was putting pressure on her heart. According to a news release issued by the hospital, mother Tiffany Kirby gave birth via Caesarean section after an ultrasound at the 21st week of her pregnancy revealed the mass growing on the baby's neck. An obstetrician identified the mass as a cystic hygroma. But despite its close proximity to the baby's heart, doctors determined after birth the infant needed to grow before it could be removed.

  Baby Peyton Kirby being prepared for surgery, which involved carefully removing the mass that had pressed down on her heart

Coming through the lengthy surgery with no immediate after effects, Peyton will now go through physical therapy to restore muscle definition

Doctor Saswata Roy, a craniofacial surgeon at Wolfson and Nemours, and pediatric surgeon Nicholas Poulos were both involved in the case before Peyton was born. Dr. Roy told the Jacksonville Times Union Peyton was able to breathe on her own and spent the first weeks of her life in hospital before the surgery.

Doctors said she is healthy, although she does have weakness on her right side caused by nerve and muscle damage. She is expected to undergo physical therapy to recover. Doctors say minor surgeries should take care of baby Peyton's scar and the hollow look the surgery left on her neck.

Tiffany Kirby and her fiancé Andrew Dandurand said that Peyton is healthy and happy. 'She smiles all the time. She's a happy baby.' Tiffany Kirby said.

Dr. Saswata Roy
Areas of Expertise
  •  Ear, Nose, and Throat - ENT (Otolaryngology)
  • Facial Impairments
  •  Genetic Disorders
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  •  Pediatric Voice Program
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Skeletal Dysplasia

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