A Nigerian-born surgeon who is the Co-Director at the Texas Children’s Fetal Center performed a miraculous birth delivery.
Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye (pictured) literally helped a baby be born twice this past week at the Fetal Center of the Texas Children’s Hospital. According to HowAfrica.com, Dr. Olutoye (along with his surgeon partner Dr. David Cass) had to perform a vital procedure on a baby girl who suffered from Sacrococcygeal Teratoma, which is a non-malignant tumor.
The baby was removed from her mother’s womb after 23 weeks and was safely placed back into the womb. She continued to grow until finally being born again at the 36th week of her mother’s pregnancy.
“They saw something on the scan, and the doctor came in and told us that there was something seriously wrong with our baby and that she had a sacrococcygeal teratoma,” said the baby girl’s mother, according to CNN.
“And it was very shocking and scary, because we didn’t know what that long word meant or what diagnosis that would bring.” she continued.
Sacrococcygeal Teratoma develops in babies before birth and sprouts out from their tiny tailbones. The tumors develop in baby girls more prevalent than they do in baby boys. This medical condition is very rare, only occurring 1-in-every 35,000 births.
Dr. Olutoye is a very experienced surgeon and has been practicing medicine for almost 20 years. He received his PhD in anatomy at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond during the year 1996. His profound background includes being a member of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society.
Dr. Olutoye also is a is a Fellow of the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Surgeons. He is a revered physician in special medical societies in Africa as well. May the Lynlee Hope, the aptly named baby girl who was delivered by Dr. Olutoye live a healthy life.