Malala's Last Surgery a Success

London doctors put titanium plate in her head

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 3, 2013 9:38 AM CST

(Newser) – Malala Yousafzai is resting comfortably after London doctors successfully completed her final surgery, attaching a titanium plate to her skull and giving her a cochlear implant. The Pakistani 15-year-old, who was shot point-blank in the head by the Taliban, is in stable condition and talking and her medical team says they're "very pleased" with the results of the five-hour operation. The BBC has images of the bullet's trajectory and of the planned surgery.

Malala Yousufzai says goodbye as she is discharged from the hospital to continue her rehabilitation while awaiting further surgery, in this file photo dated Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.   (AP Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, FIle)
Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old girl who was shot at close range in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan, reads a book.   (AP Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital, File)
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