Thursday, 25 October 2007

A rare medical condition...

Encephalocele is a rare disorder in which an infant is born with a gap in the skull, through which brain tissue protrudes. Yesterday I met a baby on our ward who has this condition (similar to the one in the photo); his encephalocele protrudes from his forehead above his nose and left eye, and is just smaller than a tennis ball. Without surgery he will most likely die very soon, so our surgeons and medical staff are hoping to operate on the child as soon as possible. Please pray that God gives them great wisdom and skill. Olly

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