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It's being reported by NBC that Malala Yousafzai – the young girl shot in the face by the Taliban – has been formally nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Malala, who was treated for her injuries at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, was shot on her way home from school for her efforts in promoting girls' education in Pakistan.
Her name was put forward by three members of the Norwegian parliament on Friday.
If awarded, Malala will be the youngest recipient and one of only 15 females to be awarded the prize.
Dr Dave Rosser said Malala is unlikely to feel completely normal before 15-18 months.
He added that there were "lots of ramifications" associated with cranial surgery including "memory loss" and "hormone changes", but that there were no particular concerns for Malala.
Dr Dave Rosser said that Malala's recovery is "first and foremost" testament to her "desire to get better and her strength".
He said that she is not "naive at all" about the fact that she is a high-profile patient and that she remains a target for some.
He added that she is a "remarkable young lady" and described her as "very lively" with a "great sense of humour".
Malala is to undergo major surgery in the next few days to repair the missing part of her skull.
The fragment of skull that was damaged by the bullet has been stored in her abdomen since she was initially treated.
Dr Dave Rosser,Medical Director at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, told me that the procedure is quite common and that Malala made the final decision to opt for a titanium plate.
In this video, Principal Maxillofacial Prosthetist Stefan Edmondson describes how he moulded the titanium plate that will cover the missing section of Malala's skull.
He describes how an exact model of the damaged part of the skull was made so that the metal plate could be gradually moulded and refined until it was a perfect fit.
The metal plate is just over half a millimetre thick and is secured to the skull with tiny screws.
Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital has revealed details of the next phase of surgery for the Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.
The surgery will involve fitting a specially-moulded titanium plate to replace a missing section of her skull after she survived being shot a point blank range.
Surgeons will also be fitting a small electronic device to improve hearing in her left ear.
This animation has been released by Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham to illustrate the surgery that Malala will undergo.
The straight line in the video shows where the bullet entered and exited Malala's head.
It then shows the section of Malala's skull that is missing, and how a moulded titanium plate will be fitted to cover this.
The final part of the video shows the small electronic device that will be fitted to her left ear to improve her sense of hearing. She can still hear normally through her right ear.
Latest ITV News reports
Speaking for the first time since her attack by the Taliban, schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai said she wants every child to be educated.
Doctors have said they plan to carry out two procedures to reinforce Malala Yousafzai's skull and to restore hearing to her left ear.