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.


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.