New issues in prenatal urogenital diagnosis and child operations were deeply discussed by 300 Vietnamese and foreign obstetricians and gynaecologists in a recent international conference held in the central city of Da Nang.

Local attendees, mostly from the central provinces of Quang Ngai, Quang Nam, Quang Binh and Quang Tri, and Ho Chi Minh City, heard reports on treating children with reproductive organ disorders, as well as the importance of prenatal screening.

According to Prof. Robeto DeCastro, representative of the Asian Injury Prevention Foundation, malformations of reproductive organs occur in one in every 20 million children in Vietnam and should be treated timely to ensure children with malformed reproductive organs have their right sexes.

Over the past year, Prof. DeCastro has successfully operated on 50 children with such ailments. All patients have recovered both physically and psychologically.

He donated his time to perform surgery on six boys between the ages of 10 months and 7 years within the framework of the conference.

In August 2012, the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation and Da Nang Children and Midwifery Hospital signed a memorandum of understanding to help the hospital acquire the technology needed to treat children with malformed reproductive organs in the central region.-VNA