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Indian baby Roona discharged after surgeons shrink skull

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Doctors allowed a one-year-old Indian baby to go home Friday after nearly four months of treatment to correct a rare disorder that caused her head to double in size.  

Indian doctors prepare Roona Begum -- suffering from hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid inside the skull that leads to swelling -- for surgery at a hospital in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi, on June 27, 2013. Doctors have allowed the one-year-old Indian baby to go home after nearly four months of treatment to correct a rare disorder that caused her head to double in size.

Roona Begum and her parents left New Delhi and headed home to a remote region of India's northeast after surgeons declared that her health had significantly improved.

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