Our son will also be needing a blood transfusion. The surgery is in January. So please keep us in mind.
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What is Metopic Craniofacial?
Metopic craniosynostosis, also called or metopic synostosis or trigonocephaly, is a disorder that occurs when the metopic suture, which is an opening in an infant's skull that runs from the top of the head through the forehead and down to the nose, closes prematurely. As a result, the skull and face become disorted, and the brain may fail to grow properly. Doctors treat metopic craniosynostosis with corrective surgery.
An infant with metopic craniosynostosis may have closely-spaced, bulging eyes and a narrow forehead. He or she might have a noticeable ridge running down the center of the forehead, or the forehead might have a distinct triangular shape. The baby might also be lacking a fontanel, or soft spot, in the top center of his of her skull.
As the child grows, the head might not grow in proportion to the rest of the body, and the back of his or her head may protrude outward as the brain grows. In severe cases, the pressure increases inside the skull, which can interfere with brain development. This might make the baby's physical appearance noticeably different from that of other children.
What is a Blood Transfusion ? Blood transfusion is a medical treatment that replaces blood lost through injury, surgery, or disease. The blood goes through a tube from a bag to an intravenous (IV) catheter and into your vein.
When is a blood transfusion needed?
You may need a blood transfusion if you lose too much blood, such as through:
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