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Born with brain outside his skull, boy is now fighting fit
 

Born with brain outside his skull, boy is now fighting fit

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A baby boy born with his brain outside his skull was able to survive through a marathon surgery. Doctors confirmed that the healthy three-year-old toddler will not suffer from any long-term side effects.
 
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28 Feb 2017 - General
 
Since the discovery of the role of folic acid supplementation in preventing neural tube defects, encephalocoeles became less common especially in industrialized countries. In developing countries, we still encounter similar cases a few times a year. It would be interesting to see a preoperative and a post-operative photo so we can have an idea of the size of the defect that was repaired for the patient. Nevertheless, I am happy to read that he was able to survive a difficult time in his life and...
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