4 month-old Baby with brain on his nose saved

4 month-old Baby with brain on his nose saved

August 20, 2021 By The Connect

Wadia hosp does complicated 8 hr long surgery.

MUMBAI, Aug 20 (The CONNECT) - A team of doctors at Wadia Hospital performed a successful complex 8-hour brain surgery on a 4-monthold boy with rare congenital encephalocele disorder wherein the bones of a baby’s skull fail to close completely in the mother’s uterus, and gave him a new face and life. 

Dr Chandrashekhar Deopujari, an honorary neurosurgeon at Wadia Hospital, said,  the baby was diagnosed with a massive frontonasal encephalocele with his brain pouting in between his nose and eyes as it is linked to craniofacial deformity. This rare condition made the baby’s brain grow down via a crack in the skull into his nose. Encephaloceles are characterized by protrusion of nervous tissue through the skull base openings into either the face or the posterior part of the skull. Encephalocele incidence is around 1 in 10,000 live births. 

The baby got a new life after an  8-hour surgery. We have skilled expertise and start-of-the-art facilities to manage complicated cases, said Dr Minnie Bodhanwala, CEO of Wadia Hospital.