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Luke's Fronto-Orbital Advancement (FOA) Surgery

Luke had his third cranial surgery on November 21st to make room for his growing brain. Over 7 hours later, Luke's Plastic Surgeon came in to tell us that it went very well and that he was very pleased with the amount of space he was able to give Luke. In surgery, Luke's doctors removed his forehead in three separate pieces. When bone is cut and moved around like this, it becomes a bone graft. After making some repairs to Luke's outer dura mater, they put the bone grafts back in, arranging their position in such a way to make Luke's forehead larger and giving his brain more room. Post-op care went as well as anyone could hope for. Luke was able to leave the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (

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