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These Brothers Are The "Rarest Triplets In The World" And They Have Just Made History

Do you know craniosynostosis? It is a cranial deformity that usually occurs at the birth of the baby. This disease is classified as rare because its incidence is 1 in 2000 to 2500 live births. It is unknown by the general public, but medicine has made good progress on this subject and this malformation can be cured from an early age. Discover in this article the main consequences of craniosynostosis and the medical prowess that could have saved these triplets of 3 boys.

Having a child is a happy event for families, but what happens when you discover that this long-awaited being is suffering from a malformation of the skull? Although this disease is rare, it is important to be informed.

Brothers Are The "Rarest Triplets In The World"

Definition of craniosynostosis
Normally, the cranial box of a baby is very flexible because the bones of the skull are not yet welded together (they are simply connected by cartilaginous membranes called fontanelles).

Most cases of craniosynostosis are diagnosed during the neonatal period. It may happen that the malformation is detected before birth by ultrasound or, appear later, a few weeks after the birth of the baby. Craniosynostosis is characterized by malformations of the skull with abnormalities of the face and often limbs. For the vast majority of craniosynostosis, the causes and mechanisms causing this malformation are unfortunately unknown.

Consequences of craniosynostosis
During craniosynostosis, the cranial bones of the baby weld prematurely, resulting in cranial deformity. The skull will then have a variable appearance depending on the location of the weld. It can be either elongated, bumpy at the back, or bumpy at the "triangular" forehead. In addition to aesthetic problems, craniosynostosis prevents the evolution of the cranial perimeter. Thus, the brain can be compressed which is very dangerous for the health of the child. Apart from a decrease in facial growth, it can also have functional disorders of organs such as the upper jaw, brain, eyes, ears and respiratory tract. Mental disorders can also result if the child is not operated quickly.

How to treat malformations?
There is no treatment to delay premature ossification of cranial sutures in children. Management is surgical as early as the discovery of the malformation and this requires sequential interventions that must begin as soon as the child reaches at least 6 kg.

Medicine is well on the way and surgical operations are doing very well in most cases. Discover the story of these triplets that could be saved by doctors.

The prowess of medicine saved their triplets!
Amy and Mike Howard had the surprise of their lives when a routine ultrasound revealed they had triplets. Designing triplets without the help of fertility drugs is quite rare. But things got even more unusual when the couple learned that the three babies share the same rare congenital malformation called craniosynostosis.

A few days after the birth of Hunter, Jackson, and Kaden, the doctors noticed that the skulls of the children were beginning to be bumpy in the back (for the first two) and sharp in the front (for the third). They were forced to undergo surgery at only 11 weeks, even though the children were still small.

The case of his brothers was the first case where triplets share the same rare congenital anomaly according to the doctors.

The surgeons performed 3 separate operations over a 2-day period to cut a bone band to remove the welded suture. This is the first time that such surgery is performed on triplets. Hunter, Jackson and Kaden have entered the history of medicine!

The triplets came out in good health from their operations and returned home in just two days.

The doctors sent the boys home with custom-made helmets, which they wore for several months to help shape their skull to a more appropriate shape.


Although it took some time for these little ones to adapt to their new cap, they eventually got used to wearing them.

And now, with the help of helmets, the children's heads are back to normal. Their parents are absolutely amazed at the difference and are happy that their children can enjoy life now.

This story shows us that medicine is making progress that needs to be recognized because health discoveries can change the fate of many people as is the case with these children.
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