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Sarah Is Out of Surgery!

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Good news from Sarah Murnaghan's mom:  She is out of surgery!

Little Sarah had surgery earlier to day at CHOP.  Doctors performed a fundoplication.

According to WedMD,
"During fundoplication surgery, the upper curve of the stomach (the fundus) is wrapped around the esophagus and sewn into place so that the lower portion of the esophagus passes through a small tunnel of stomach muscle. This surgery strengthens the valve between the esophagus and stomach (lower esophageal sphincter), which stops acid from backing up into the esophagus as easily. This allows the esophagus to heal."

This morning, Dr. Mike explained a bit more about the surgery.  Click on the video to see his explainer.

Sarah's mom just posted the following update on her facebook page:

"She is done! It went great! The surgeon was able to do it laparoscopically. We are expecting to spend the next day or two back in the PICU for the initial recovery."

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