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Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Surgeons and Parents Discuss 1st Known Case-of-its-Kind of Triplets All Born With Rare Skull Condition; Babies Make 1st Public Appearance With Special Helmets

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Monday, May 1 at 11am

Reporter Contact:  631-444-7880

Editor’s Note: Embargoed Advisory -- Embargo Lifts at 11am on Monday, May 1, 2017

Six-month-old triplets, two identical and one fraternal, all born with a rare skull condition known as craniosynostosis, will make their first public appearance with their parents as well as the doctors at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital who performed what is believed to be the  first-ever reported surgery on triplets with craniosynostosis.  The press event will include:  

  • Surgical team reuniting with parents and triplets, and discussing operation
  • Pre- and post-operation photos of each baby
  • 3D reconstructive CT Scan images of each baby
  • The triplets wearing their custom-fit helmets, which they wear 23 hours a day/7 days a week, to help guide and mold the shape of their skulls as they grow.   
WHEN:  
Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11am
 
WHERE:  
Stony Brook University Hospital Lobby Conference Rooms
101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, New York 11794
DIRECTIONS:
LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road. Cross Nesconset Highway (Route 347). Follow Hospital signs; turn right onto Health Sciences Drive. Continue to second light and turn left onto hospital campus. TV trucks may park on the south curb across from the hospital entrance. All others should park in hospital garage.  
 

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