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Can surgery help children with microcephaly?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Microcephaly = small

head, head circumference for age & gender less than 5th %ile.
Head growth reflects brain growth. Any genetic or other medical condition that disrupts fetal brain development from 3 wks. after conception- term can cause congenital microcephaly. Any medical condition that damages an infant or child's brain or genetic cause of degeneration or slow velocity of growth can cause acquired microcephaly.

In brief: Microcephaly = small

head, head circumference for age & gender less than 5th %ile.
Head growth reflects brain growth. Any genetic or other medical condition that disrupts fetal brain development from 3 wks. after conception- term can cause congenital microcephaly. Any medical condition that damages an infant or child's brain or genetic cause of degeneration or slow velocity of growth can cause acquired microcephaly.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Charles Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

This is a congenital anomaly in which the head and brain are too small.
There is no surgical repair.

In brief: No

This is a congenital anomaly in which the head and brain are too small.
There is no surgical repair.
Dr. Charles Breaux
Dr. Charles Breaux
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nope

The ''cause'' is a terribly small brain.
If pregnant, peek . Safe & relieving.

In brief: Nope

The ''cause'' is a terribly small brain.
If pregnant, peek . Safe & relieving.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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