Polina Chaplygina, 4 years old, complex genitourinary malformation - bladder exstrophy, surgery required at the Portland hospital (London), 91,863.00 GBP
Polina Chaplygina, 4 years old, complex genitourinary malformation - bladder exstrophy, surgery required at the Portland hospital (London), <nobr>91,863.00 GBP</nobr>

Serious pathology  

The treatment at the Portland Hospital will save Polina Chaplygina

Polina was born with a severe pathology. The doctors at the hospital could not even determine the sex of the newborn child: all the organs were seriously deformed. The bladder was outside and looked like a ball on the abdomen; pelvic bones were separated by four centimeters. Later on the doctors as well diagnosed the dislocation of the hip joint. For more than a year my daughter was in a cast, and now she's wearing a splint. On the third day of her life Polina underwent surgery: the bladder was returned to its place, the abdominal wall was sewn with a hole left in it for urination. Now the next stage of treatment is needed, the Kelly procedure, which is a complete reconstruction of the genitourinary system; after that my daughter will be able to control her urination. This surgery is carried out only in a few countries abroad. At home we are offered the less radical correction of pathology that requires several stages. This means that we will have to wait a few years until the bladder will grow. But the earlier Polina will be operated, the more likely she will fully recover and will become a socially adapted person. For treatment, we are invited to the Portland Hospital, but I am not able to pay for it, bringing up three children by myself with very little alimony. You are my only hope! Svetlana Chaplygina, Moscow. 

Serious pathology

2014-09-03

Imran Mushtaq, Consultant Paediatric Urologist at the Portland Hospital (London): “I am sure that the Kelly procedure will help Polina. This is a complex and effective surgery, as a result of which it is possible to achieve continence. The girl will eventually be able to get along without nappies”.