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People Called Him Alien Due To Strange Shape Of His Head...What Happened In The End Is Shocking!

Xiao Yu, eight months old, from Jiangsu Province in East China, was compared to an alien due to an irregular shape of his head. The toddler was diagnosed with a rare skull defect called craniosynostosis. This disorder causes bones of the skull to close before the development of the brain.

Craniosynostosis is a rare disorder which results in a distorted head and misshapen facial features. Around six in every 10,000 babies are diagnosed with this disease every year. Xiao Yu underwent life-changing surgery by Dr. Bao Nan and team at the Shanghai Children's Medical Center, East China.

Read on to know what happened next!   

People Called Him Alien Due To Strange Shape Of
His Head...What Happened In The End Is Shocking!

People Called Him Alien Due To Strange Shape Of His Head...What Happened In The End Is Shocking!

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The skull bones of this Chinese kid were fused together. 

The skull bones of this Chinese kid were fused together. 

This little child was compared to an alien by Chinese media due to the strange appearance of his head.

This baby underwent life-changing surgery took on May 21. 

This baby underwent life-changing surgery took on May 21. 

The doctors used 3D-printing technology for creating an exact replica of the baby's skull. 

This boy's head was cracked open for reshaping his skull bones. 

This boy’s head was cracked open for reshaping his skull
bones. 

This operation took 4 long hours as the doctors spent a lot of time looking at it before they operated. 

With the help of 3-D printing technology, doctors successfully corrected the defect in this tot's head.

With the help of 3-D printing technology, doctors successfully corrected the defect in this tot's head.

Dr. Bao Nan explained, "Thanks to 3D-printing technology, we were able to make a model of the patient's skull, which in turn allowed us to make a detailed surgical plan beforehand. We also measured the faces of the patient's parents so we could design his new face with family features." 

Xiao Yu was kept in a hospital for 10 days to recover after this surgery. 

Xiao Yu was kept in a hospital for 10 days to recover after this surgery. 

This Chinese tot has a normal shaped head now. Doctors are expecting his brain to develop and function properly. 

In this rare disorder, skull increases in size causing disproportionate skull shape. 

In this rare disorder, skull increases in size causing
disproportionate skull shape. 

Craniosynostosis also hampers the development of brain. 

This disorder leads to intracranial pressure, which in turn causes headaches, blurred vision and breathing problems. 

This disorder leads to intracranial pressure, which in turn
causes headaches, blurred vision and breathing problems. 

Xiao Yu was diagnosed shortly with this disorder after his birth due to strange shaped head. 

This little boy looks like his family members after the operation.

This little boy looks like his family members after the operation.

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