Doctors Operate On 1-Week-Old Baby With Huge Growth On Her Neck (Graphic Photos)
A baby born with a football-sized cyst on her neck is finally going home after a team of 40 doctors removed the growth from her neck in a gruelling operation.
Parents feared the worst when little Bella-Rose Burress was delivered with a growth that was twice the size of her own head.
But the one-week-old child has made a full recovery after the meticulous operation in Chicago, Illinois, was successful on August 27.
Doctors diagnosed Bella-Rose with cystic hygroma – a collection of fluid-filled sacs – at Ms Pilarski’s 20-week scan.
At that time the growth measured 6cm but more than doubled to 13cm by the time she was born.