Heart outside body baby set to come home
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Baby born with heart outside body set to return home

A baby born with her heart outside her body has been making home visits in preparation for her coming back for good.

Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who was born in November 2017, had three operations to place her heart back in her chest in Leicester before being moved to hospital in Nottingham, closer to her home.

She had the extremely rare condition, ectopia cordis, of which there are only a few cases per million births - most are stillborn.

You can see this story in full on BBC Inside Out East Midlands at 19:30 GMT on Monday on BBC One, or via iPlayer for 30 days afterwards.

  • 10 Sep 2018
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