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Posted February 21, 2013
All Children's Hospital Neurosurgeons Develop a New Operation to Treat Newborns with Extreme Macrocephaly Related to Hydrocephalus

The neurosurgical team at All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, in conjunction with neurosurgical residents from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, have published the initial results of a novel operation they developed to more effectively manage the aesthetic implications of extreme macrocranium seen in newborns with severe congenital hydrocephalus. By internally stabilizing the cranial bones with a resorbable plate shortly after placing a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, there was an immediate and enduring improvement in the child's head shape.

Read the article in the most recent edition of The Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.