Baby 'with 2 heads' survives operation

Baby 'with 2 heads' survives operation
Published: 2016 April 21 07:42:02 (7267 Views)
A baby boy born with a cyst so big it looked like he had a second head has survived a six-hour operation to have it removed.

Yamanoor Naranal was born in India with a fluid-filled sac on the back of his skull and it grew to huge proportions.

His parents Karriappa Naranal, 35, Shridevi Naranal, 28, from Tavariyara village, in Karnataka, was told when little Yamanoor was days old that there was no hope of treatment.

The couple visited a government hospital in Kustagi a number of times begging for help but after being continually turned away they lost all hope of ever finding a cure.

Then a health care worker at a health camp suggested Kariappa travels to Bangalore and get the baby checked at a better hospital.



When Yamanoor was admitted to Sapthagiri Hospital, in Karnataka, Bangalore, last month, his cyst was 17 cm-20 cm in diameter, the same size as a baby's head.

Dr Hariprakash Chakravarthy, 38, a neurosurgeon at Sapthagiri Hospital, said: "This condition is born to those mothers who suffer a deficiency of folic acid.

"This deformity is known as occipital encephalocele, and happens when there's a gap between two bones of the skull, and as the skull develops it grows into a bulge filled with fluid.

Yamanoor was discharged from hospital and is now at home recovering. Kariappa is thankful that his son is in a good condition and on his way to a full recovery. He will be having another operation next month.

Karippa said: "Now he's doing fine I am so thankful to that care worker. My son will need a check up every three months but all is well."



Source - Mirror

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