Opening a new frontier in transplant surgery, Texas doctors have done the world’s first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man who suffered a large head wound from cancer treatment.
I would guess that he received radiation for a brain cancer and that his scalp and skull had necrosis (death) that left him with no or a poor cover for the top of his head, leaving the skull and brain potentially exposed. This can be onerous. Assuming that I am correct, something like this would be lifesaving. This would not be a substitute for a hair transplant so for our readers, I wouldn’t rush to Texas to have this done. It is, nevertheless, interesting to read about.