Kid With Gigantic Head Undergoes Successful Surgery – Roona Begum

Global attention: Images showing Roona's plight, such as this one, attracted international sympathy

Roona Begum was admitted to the hospital in April and underwent several rounds of surgery in May and June when doctors drained excess fluid from her head and dramatically reduced the size of her skull to 58 centimeters.

‘When she came in first, her condition was very critical. We were not sure if she would make it. But, she has responded very well to the treatment,’ Dr Sandeep Vaishya, Director of Neurosurgery at Fortis, said in November.

‘She still has an unusual skull size, but she is healthy. She is doing well.’


Doctors at the Fortis Memorial Research Institute removed bone from Roona's skull in her latest operation on Friday