Neurosurgeons replace woman's skull with a 3D printed one

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  1. chapped

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    A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to 5cm, causing reduced eyesight and severe headaches -- has had the top section of her skull removed and replaced with a 3D printed implant.
    The operation was performed by a team of neurosurgeons at the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the university claims this is this first instance of a successful 3D printed cranium that has not been rejected by the patient.

    The operation, which took 23 hours, was led by Dr Bon Verweij. The patient's skull was so thick, that had the operation not been performed, serious brain damage or death may have occurred in the near future.

    "It was only a matter of time before critical brain functions were compromised and she would die," said Dr Verweij. Major surgery was inevitable, but prior to the 3D printing technique, there was no ideal effective treatme


    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-03/26/3d-printed-skull

     
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    So someone got a skulljob in the Netherlands ... hell half the guys in the service got that in the 70s.
     
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    Dr Bone Voyagee
     
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    That's pretty fucking cool. Hope she makes it through.
     
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    She can't possibly survive that
     
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    At least the doctors were willing to give it a shot. Over here someone would've probably told her to pray every night that her condition betters. :rolleye:
     
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    Gross. Just put her down. She's been a good dog
     
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    She actually turned out half decent.

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    She's gonna have to find a good wig maker. :giggle:
     
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    And just like that it's Howard related
     
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    She would have died had nothing been done
     
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    Thank you Dr. Steel Reserve.
     
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    I don't know anyone who has anything going on that has a 3d printed skull.

    Am I right Robin?
     
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    I hope they can recreated Scott Ostrosky's cock. Although, the cats in the Hamptons, NYC and Palm Beach might gain a lot more weight eating all that peanut butter.
     
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    "she needed to read Dr. Sarno's book Robin. I had a thick cranium but I cured myself."
     
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    it looks like there's a piece of salmon running down the middle
     
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    Looks like someone could have used a little vegucation.
     
  20. chapped

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    am I the only one who thinks her new head looks looks like a xenomorph from Alien?

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