How Montreal surgeons took apart and pieced back together the skull of a young hydrocephalus patient

By | December 16, 2018

On Nov. 5, a pediatric team led by Dr. Alexander Weil and Dr. Daniel Borsuk performed a 12-hour operation on a two-year-old girl with hydrocephalus at Montreal’s CHU Sainte-Justine hospital. They cut into the child’s scalp from ear to ear, removed her skull in pieces, drained nearly two litres of fluid from her brain and then pieced her skull back together, like a child’s wooden jigsaw puzzle, reconstructing her head to make it smaller. Watch the above video to see how they pulled off the groundbreaking operation and read the full feature read the full feature.

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