Doctors have successfully operated on a seven-month-old boy whose family were shunned after he was diagnosed with what is thought to be the world’s largest head.
Little Mrityunjay’s neighbours dubbed him ‘ghost baby’ and ‘giant head’ after his skull swelled to a staggering 96cm.
“We have removed 3.7 liters of fluid so far by external ventricular drainage.
“Now, the circumference of the head has come down from 96cm to 70cm. The cognitive functions of the child have improved a lot, he is stable and has responded well to the treatment.”
Surgeons are now expected to carry our cranioplasty in order to reshape the skull of the boy, who is from Ranpur in Nayagarh district, India.
Mrityunjay could not be moved from his bed previously but can now be carried around. More here