The Augusta Chronicle: Children’s Hospital of Georgia surgeons reshape boy’s head

Children’s Hospital of Georgia surgeons Jack Yu and Ian Heger worked together this week to completely restructure a large portion of a child’s head to eliminate the dangerous pressure on his brain since birth. Yu, chief of pediatric plastic surgery and director of the craniofacial center, was able to reduce the time the child was in surgery by using a new virtual surgery planning tool.

The virtual tool provided a 3-D model of the child’s head so that surgeons could map out the cuts needed ahead of time and visualize how the parts would need to be reassembled for the best fit and future growth. The two-year-old boy is recovering at home in Burke County.

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The Augusta Chronicle: Surgeons at Children’s Hospital reshape boy’s head
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

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