LONDON – British doctors say a Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban fanatics will undergo one final surgery to cover the hole left in her skull with a titanium plate.
Dr. Dave Rosser of Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital says Malala Yousufzai will also be fitted with a cochlear implant to restore the hearing in one of her ears.
The 15-year-old was shot through the side of her face by Taliban angered at her objection to the group's interpretation of Islam, which limits girls' access to education.
Her story — and her remarkable recovery — captured world attention.
Rosser said Wednesday that Malala has been monitored for hormonal changes, memory loss and other long-term effects of brain trauma but that doctors have so far seen none.