Baby girl with a FOOTBALL-sized head is desperately awaiting surgery

Mail Online | 6/13/2018 | Stephen Matthews For Mailonline
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A baby girl in Pakistan with a football-sized head is desperately awaiting life-saving surgery to correct her condition.

Amna Noor, from Abbottabad, was born with hydrocephalus - a build-up of fluid inside her skull which can be deadly.

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Her head, which measures nearly 40 inches (101cm) in circumference, has left the seven-month-old immobile and unable to eat or sleep properly.

Money for surgery to remove the fluid has been saved up by her poor parents, who hope their daughter can enjoy a normal life growing up.

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Her mother Nisa Malik, 36, said: 'We were happy that after 10 years finally God has gifted us the second child.

'The baby [Amna] was quite normal at the time of birth but her head started growing at an abnormal rate.'


Diagnosed with hydrocephalus

Nisa and her husband Malik Amaan, 38, took her to Ayub Medical College, where doctors diagnosed her with hydrocephalus.

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Figures estimate one in every 1,000 babies are born with hydrocephalus, which can kill if the fluid increases pressure on the brainstem.

Nisa said: 'Doctors told us that the condition can be treated only through a surgery but Amna was too young for a surgery.

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'We were asked to wait for some months. But now the condition has left her immobile and she is not able to eat or...
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