Indian medics conduct 'perfect' op on baby's swollen head
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Doctors on Wednesday successfully carried out life-saving surgery on an Indian baby suffering from a rare disorder that caused her head to swell to nearly double its size, a neurosurgeon told AFP.
"The surgery went perfectly, much better than expected," Dr Sandeep Vaishya said after the procedure on 15-month-old Roona Begum, speaking exclusively to an AFP reporter inside the operating theatre at a hospital in New Delhi.
"It's definitely a success but it's too early to say what the quality of her future life will be like," he added.
Roona, who was born with hydrocephalus, a condition that results in a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid on the brain, was found in an Indian village last month living with her parents who are too poor to pay for treatment.