About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us

A 2-month-old Baby Girl Born with Half Her Skull Missing

by Hannah Joy on April 10, 2018 at 3:04 PM
Font : A-A+

A 2-month-old Baby Girl Born with Half Her Skull Missing

A 2-month-old girl was born with part of her skull missing and was left fighting for her life in the hospital. She was born in February in a remote village in eastern Cambodia.

Baby Ah Neath was born with a severe crater in the front of her head, and also part of her skull jutted out at the back of her head.


Srey, the mother of the baby said: "I knew there was something very wrong with my baby when she was born."

Doctors said that the girl's deformed skull was caused by anencephaly, which is a neural tube defect (NTD) where a portion of the baby's brain and skull would be missing.

However, there is no known cure for anencephaly, and most of the babies born die early soon after their birth.

"We are facing hardship and struggling to raise her to survive on the planet. Our only hope is that doctors may be able to help, or a foreign doctor may help," said Ah Neath's parents.

Ah Neath was in the hospital for two months and was kept on regular oxygen to regulate her breathing.

She has been discharged and is living now with family in the Ponhea Kraek District.

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that anencephaly is a severe congenital disability, where the baby is born without parts of the brain and skull and is a type of neural tube defect.

Ah Neath's parents Srey and Heang had to sell their home to cover the mounting medical expenses.

The family is desperately crowdfunding to take Ah Neath to a hospital in the capital city Phnom Penh, hoping that the doctors would be able to help.

Source: Medindia

News A-Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccines May Improve Mental Health
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Pregnancy and Antenatal Care Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) High Blood Pressure and Herbs Herbs and Antioxidants Top Ten Herbs to Promote Beauty Green Blood Therapy Coriander Herbs Herbs that Reduce Anxiety and Depression Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome 

Recommended Reading
Birth Defect - Structural Defects
A structural birth defect means that a specific body part is missing or mal-formed during the ......
Neural Tube Defects
Neural tube defects are abnormalities that affect the brain, spine and spinal column of the ......
UK Government Urged to Mandate Enrichment of Flour With Folate
Neural tube defects anencephaly and spina bifida can be prevented by taking sufficient folic acid .....
Britain's Youngest Organ Donor Survived for 100 Minutes to Donate His Kidneys
Parents of Teddy Houlston decided to donate their baby's organs after they discovered that he will ....
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Find out more about the degenerative disease- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis....
Coriander, generally used for garnishing food items across the world has a high nutritive value. Its...
Green Blood Therapy
Wheat grass like all green plants, due to a high content of chlorophyll is high in oxygen too. The b...
Herbal medicine is now gaining commendable exposure and acceptance today. Read on to discover 5 herb...
Herbs and Antioxidants
Herbs are rich sources of anti-oxidants that help build your immune system. Reach out for your spice...
Herbs that Reduce Anxiety and Depression
Read on to find out which herbs and herbal products are useful and effective in treating the chronic...
High Blood Pressure and Herbs
Drug intervention need not be the only option to help lower your moderately high blood pressure. Lif...
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a condition where newborn babies experience withdrawal symptoms due ...
Pregnancy and Antenatal Care
What is Antenatal care and its importance during pregnancy for mother and baby, with details on the ...
Top Ten Herbs to Promote Beauty
Herbs to make you beautiful were used even before Charaka compiled the Samhita - the oldest text in ...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use