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Real Life Pinocchio: A Baby Born With Brain Growing into his Nose





Ollie Trezise born in Maesteg, Wales has an uncommon situation where in his brain grows through his nose from a crack in his skull.

His mother, Amy Poole said; “He is my little real-life Pinocchio and I couldn’t be prouder of him.”
The sac grows and becomes more visible as he grows. According to Amy Poole, Ollie Trezise is wonderful despite being different. She hopes that his son will not be bullied when he grows up.

She first discovered her son’s condition during her 20th week check – up.


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Doctor’s found out that there is a soft tissue developing in his face.


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After birth of Ollie, an MRI scan diagnosed that he has Encephalocele.


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According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Encephalocele is described as a sac – like protrusion or projection of the brain and the membranes that cover it come through an opening in the skull. Encephalocele happens when the neural tube does not close completely during pregnancy.”

There are lots of operations Ollie Trezise needs to undergo in the future.


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He needs to be operated to help him breathe and open his nasal passageway. The surgery will prevent him from getting infections or meningitis.

Ollie underwent his first operation in November of 2014.


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The doctors successfully removed the sac of brain fluid and reconstruct his nose. Ollie’s case is very rare, he needs to be monitored regularly and be observed for development through the years.

Amy Poole is not pleased by the insensitive and hurtful comments of other people.


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According to Poole “Once, a woman told me I should never have given birth to him.” She said.
Some cruel strangers say “he is ugly and should never have been born.” Said Poole.

Despite how other people view his son, Amie Poole said “To me, Ollie is perfect.”


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Amy Poole said “Ollie is a unique, clever, funny little boy and he amazes me everyday. He is my special little Pinocchio, and I will never stop loving him.”

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