ALEXANDER TSIARAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALEXANDER TSIARAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
This view reveals a large portion of bone removed from above the forehead to allow for normal growth & a high degree of symmetry between the orbits of the eye. In a normal infant, grooves running down the skull act as expansion joints during the first year to accommodate a growing brain. In this child, a fused groove (cranial suture) was causing uneven growth & progressive deformity. Various 3-D reconstructions were used in planning & simulating the operation.
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