Boy With World's Largest Head Has 4 Litres Of Fluid Drained From Skull (Photos, Video)

at 12:19 PM, 11 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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- A boy with the world's largest head underwent a crucial operation on his skull
- Doctors drained 3.7 liters of fluid from the baby's skull
- His head's size was successfully reduced from enormous 96cm to 70cm


Mrityunjay Das, a seven-month old baby whose family was shunned by locals due to his bizzare condition, has undergone successful surgery.


Mrityunjay Das suffered from a rare condition known as hydrocephalus

A boy from Ranpur, Nayagarhsince in India, had the largest head in the world because of hydrocephalus -- an abnormal accumulation of fluid within the brain.


Dr Dilip Parida, superintendent of the AIIMS hospital at Bhuwaneshwar, examining his patient

The child's skull was reduced by from 96cm to 70cm and relieved of nearly four litres of fluid over six weeks of intense and complex treatment.


He was relieved of nearly four litres of fluid

Following the life-changing operation Mrityunjay parents Kamalesh Das and Kavita, said: "People would call our baby a ghost because of his unusual appearance.


The family, doctors and nurses helped alleviate the pressure on the boy's brain

As his head reduces to a normal size, the attitude of our neighbours and villagers will change. They will stop calling him derogatory names like giant head or ghost baby."


More surgeries are planned to rehape the child's brain

About one to two per 1,000 newborns have hydrocephalus. It is typically treated by the surgical placement of a shunt system.

Outcomes are variable; however, many live normal lives. Without treatment death may occur.

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james987 at 07:53 PM, 11 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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Chaii!
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gwallyontop at 08:18 PM, 11 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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See creature
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ruchynize at 08:19 PM, 11 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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how the mother take push na wah ooo.
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Mykie010 at 08:34 PM, 11 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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India dey born sha.
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gogoman at 08:35 PM, 11 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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look like stewie griffin in family guy
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K01abinibi at 09:25 PM, 11 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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Oh boi eeh, Na Edwin be dis
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schmit at 11:05 PM, 11 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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Poor boy u are healed IJN
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akinmanchy at 11:36 PM, 11 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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Awwww I really pity the boy, it's well with u

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yawa_don_gas at 04:34 AM, 12 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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Please please hold on, why e be say everywhere I take even when I wan hide yawa dey there?

Why why?

Yawa life, yawa goes on
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chukkychukky at 06:06 AM, 12 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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so sorry
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jeroba1 at 06:27 AM, 12 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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God u r great.
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akinmanchy at 11:46 AM, 12 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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Quote from: yawa_don_gas on 04:34 AM, 12 Jan 17
Please please hold on, why e be say everywhere I take even when I wan hide yawa dey there?

Why why?

Yawa life, yawa goes on
Na becos yawa mean business

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BournIdentity at 10:37 AM, 17 Jan 17 (9 months ago)
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Chhaaaiiiii e go better...


Lyf na from phase to face..
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