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January 6, 2017

Baby with the "biggest head in the world" finally undergoes surgery

Baby with the "biggest head in the world" finally undergoes surgery

Little baby Mrityunjay Das was born with an abnormality that saw his head swelling and gained him the title of “baby with the biggest head in the world” after 7 months.

Doctors have now managed to reduce Baby Das’ head to 70cm from 96cm after 3.7 liters of fluid was removed from his skull in a successful surgery this week.

Dr Dilip Parida, superintendent of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where the surgery was conducted free of charge explained,

“The child was admitted on November 20 with the head containing almost 5.5 liters of fluid.

“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.”

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Baby with the "biggest head in the world" finally undergoes surgery

Baby with the "biggest head in the world" finally undergoes surgery

Baby with the "biggest head in the world" finally undergoes surgery

Baby with the "biggest head in the world" finally undergoes surgery

Baby with the "biggest head in the world" finally undergoes surgery

Baby with the "biggest head in the world" finally undergoes surgery

Baby with the "biggest head in the world" finally undergoes surgery

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