Rare Op To Help Ethan Breathe

Seven year old Ethan Wiseman from North Shields was born with a defective larynx. During surgery, at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle, pieces of cartilage from his ribs were placed into his windpipe to widen the airway.

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Rare rib operation helps Ethan breathe

A young boy from North Shields has rare surgery at The Great North Children's Hospital to help him breathe... taking cartilage from his rib.