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Iraqi mom travels to India to gift her son a lease of life

DNMUM429770 | 1/11/2019 | Author : Anagha Sawant | WC :385 | Health

Crouzon syndrome 21-month-old underwent a surgery in city-based hosp 15 days ago

By travelling to a foreign country, Iraq based mother tried to give her 21-month-old son a new life. Born in a poor family, Abbas Salim Abdul Ridah was treated for crouzon syndrome in Mumbai based private hospital.
His mother Rabab Ali Hiooli, a farmer has already spent her life’s saving to give Abbas a normal life. The child has undergone surgery to cure of crouzon syndrome, a congenital anomaly disorder which is characterized by the premature fusion of certain skull bones (craniosynostosis).
While there is no cure through medicine, surgery can help to reconstruct the skull bone. Due to this syndrome, the babies skull don’t grow normally and affects the shape of the head and face. Abnormal growth of bones leads to wide-set
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