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Doctor freezes man's skull, saves his life

By T.K. Randall
August 19, 2010 · Comment icon 7 comments

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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.


Source: News.com.au | Comments (7)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Eldorado 14 years ago
Surgeons, doctors, nurses etc are great most of the time; other times they are awesome.
Comment icon #2 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 14 years ago
I hope that surgeon is paid extremely well to perform an operation as risky as that. I wouldn't have the guts to play with a person's life in my hands like that. Kudos.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Brakzar Break 14 years ago
Surgeons, doctors, nurses etc are great most of the time; other times they are awesome. Or maybe a bit TOO awesome.
Comment icon #4 Posted by GreyWeather 14 years ago
Will he get the sides of his head back?
Comment icon #5 Posted by queen.overthink 14 years ago
I hope that surgeon is paid extremely well to perform an operation as risky as that. I wouldn't have the guts to play with a person's life in my hands like that. Kudos. You have a point, but the guy had a 5 - 10% chance of survival, if you look at it another way, wouldn't you do everything in your power to save him? I'd say you can't make it worse.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Bamboo Samurai 14 years ago
I hope that surgeon is paid extremely well to perform an operation as risky as that. I wouldn't have the guts to play with a person's life in my hands like that. Kudos. The boy would have died if he had left it be, he had to do this. I say.....Well done
Comment icon #7 Posted by Alchera 14 years ago
Good thing he didn't lose his cool during the op, keeping professional cold detatchment like that, others would have melted under the pressure, guess he can chill-out now and earned some well earned rest. That's all I've got.


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