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With new plastic surgery technique, boy's face is removed, realigned

August 01, 2013

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-apert-face-surgery-20130801,0,5414178.story

 

Source - Los Angeles Times


Dr. Richard Hopper, head of the craniofacial surgery center at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has developed a ground-breaking surgical technique to help kids with Apert syndrome lead more normal lives. A story in Thursday’s Los Angeles Times chronicles Dr. Richard Hopper’s work with James Weatherwax, an 11-year-old Alaska boy who suffers from Apert syndrome, a rare genetic mutation that prematurely fuses the bones of the skull.

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