Encephalocele (Birth defect in the skull with brain coming out).

Encephalocele (Birth defect in the skull with brain coming out).

 

1 day old baby was brought to me who was born with Encephalocele (Birth defect in the skull with brain coming out). I operated on him almost 6 months ago at Shifa. This condition needs an operation as soon as possible. I reviewed him in clinic after a month with a very good outcome from surgery.
While Training in Oxford paediatric and craniofacial unit and also at the Great Ormond street Hospital for children in London I was taught that whenever you are operating on the brain handle it as a mother holds her new born. Imagine holding the brain of a newborn may be you need to be more careful then the mother Is it possible ? not sure but at least I did my best with my plastic surgery colleague who also helped out in this surgery.

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