Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull
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.
Fun Fact: In Germany you need a coin in order to operate shopping carts.
WHAT? OTHER COUNTRIES DON’T DO THIS?
Aldi’s in the US does it.
Some shops do in the UK, at least in England, but not every shop. For example, some…
I don’t want to sound like a typical American but the fact that you just typed trolley made my heart melt lol. Everything just sounds better in my head when it’s not American.
Hahaha. Shopping cart just sounds so weird against trolley. I do prefer English words over American words, I hear the American words so much that even I sometimes say them and it takes me a few seconds to wonder why it sounded wrong.
Amplify those American words times 10 million with NY accents. Ugh.
Only weirdos like yourself from WNY have bad accents. Y’all sound like you’re from the Dakotas. Capital Region is fairly neutral!
I get read as Canadian a lot. But I think the reason Buffalo accent is usually associated with parts of Illinois and some Midwest states has to do with back when the Erie canal was used for transportation and trade to Lake Erie and other great lakes. I don’t know for sure, but that’s my theory. In any case NYC has the second worst accent ever. Boston takes the cake.