Baby born with brain outside her skull survives

Baby born with brain outside her skull survives

An identical twin girl has been able to survive a rare condition which caused her brain to grow outside her skull.

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The young girl, Aniyah Todd was diagnosed with a condition called encephalocele causing her to only have 10 percent of her skull in her head. Her family was told that she would not survive.

When she was just a day old, an operation was done to remove the majority of her brain tissue. Despite this, her parents were still told to prepare for her death.

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She was discharged six days after she was born and was reunited with her twin sister, Sophia. Last week, she turned four-months-old, despite medical odds.

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Her mother expressed her joy that Aniya was doing all the things doctors thought she would never be able to do.

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She can lift her head up and look around. She’s so alert, she smiles and laughs, and she loves music, she’ll have a little dance.’

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It is her hopes that her baby continues to grow and thrive.

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