Posted on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 | 7 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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In a remarkable story this week a surgeon removed most of a man's skull and froze it in order to save his life.
The Utah man had shattered his skull in multiple places after a longboarding accident, to reduce the swelling in his brain the neurosurgeon had to remove both sides of his skull and freeze it as a last resort.
"A Utah man had a 90 to 95 percent chance of dying after shattering his skull in more than 10 places until a neurosurgeon removed both sides of his head and froze it."