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Is it true that surgery can help a child with microcephaly?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No

The growth of the skull will reflect the amount of content it has to cover.It grows to 95% of its adult size by age 9, reflecting the gradual increase in brain mass.
There is no evidence that creating a bigger skull through surgery would result in brain growth.It would just increase the amount of empty space inside.

In brief: No

The growth of the skull will reflect the amount of content it has to cover.It grows to 95% of its adult size by age 9, reflecting the gradual increase in brain mass.
There is no evidence that creating a bigger skull through surgery would result in brain growth.It would just increase the amount of empty space inside.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: No.

Microcephaly is a developmental disorder that cannot be fixed with surgery - but is rather a marker of low IQ and neurodevelopmental delay.

In brief: No.

Microcephaly is a developmental disorder that cannot be fixed with surgery - but is rather a marker of low IQ and neurodevelopmental delay.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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