Sklif (Ep22) A rare genetic disorder causes abnormal bone growth

Vyacheslav has a rare congenital disease that causes his bones to grow abnormally. His appearance is distorted and his vital organs are damaged. The disorder has compromised his ability to walk, and his breathing has also been adversely affected. He needs surgery to straighten out his lungs, but doctors have refused to perform it, because they lack confidence in dealing with such a rare genetic disease.

Evgeny Tarabrin from Russia’s famous Sklifosovsky Institute, however, is ready to conduct the operation. It’s very risky but someone has to do it, otherwise the patient will die of suffocation. Despite his disability, Vyacheslav is used to leading an active lifestyle. He’s determined to do all it takes to get better.

Sklif, a new series on RTD, provides an exclusive look inside the famous Sklifosovsky Institute. It's known to every Muscovite, and many Russians too. With the best equipment and medical specialists in the country, it represents the pinnacle of emergency medicine. The hospital's Emergency Intensive Care Unit is the clinic's busiest unit, with doctors and nurses tending to those whose lives are hanging by a thread.

 Watch the film in Russian.