Craniosynostosis: Fitz’s Story

Craniosynostosis | Fitz’s Story

When Fitz was born, it was obvious that his skull was misshapen. By 5 weeks old, Fitz had been diagnosed with craniosynostosis. His skull had fused early and was constricting his brain growth.

Fitz’s parents met with Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Eric Jackson, who offered a minimally invasive surgical approach to remove the fused bone, letting Fitz’s skull expand. Combined with helmeting therapy, the surgery has allowed Fitz’s skull to grow in a normal shape and accommodate his developing brain.

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