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World’s First Human Donor Skull and Scalp Transplant

A man at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas received the world’s first partial scalp and skull transplant on May 22nd. According to CBS News, the 55 year old male had the surgery done to help repair a large head wound caused by cancer treatment he had previously received. The head surgeon, Dr. Michael Klubec, who lead a team of about a dozen doctors and 40 other healthcare workers, said that transplanting the 10 by 10 inch skull graft and the 15 inch scalp graft took about 15 hours to complete. Although there is a history of a 3D printed skull transplant, this is considered to be the first skull transplant from a human donor.

 

Read the article from CBS News.