10 Responses:

  1. vomitrocity says:

    I enjoy this post.

  2. neontotem says:

    Some fairly interesting movies of 3D radiology here.

  3. gryazi says:

    It turns out we're made out of meat.

  4. prog says:

    Images of spike-n-suture-studded skellies reminded me of this short, created as a tech demo by an medical-animation production company.

    I find it oddly moving, for all its winciness.

  5. hadlock says:

    My dad had brain surgery to remove a tumor; they cut a similar sized hole in his skull in roughly the same spot. His first comment about the surgery afterward was that with that new, large hole, you could squeeze his head and he could feel his skull deform slightly under the pressure. Also they sewed up his scalp like a baseball's stitching. Way cool.

    Fun story, we were at Walmart a week after his surgery (he was wearing a large straw hat) getting the battery replaced on his watch and the lady behind the counter got flustered trying to replace the battery. Her comment was "ugh! it's not like this is brain surgery or anything!" to which my dad jokingly responded by lifting off his hat and said "oh, you mean like this?" showing off his freshly baseball-stitched scalp. Coolest dad ever.

  6. ekesobriquet says:

    That skull looks totally steampunk now.

  7. Beautiful. I fear my head will feel like that after Friday, every nerve exposed!

  8. hermeticseal says:

    i think this must be post-repair for moyamoya disease. they bypass an artery from your face thru that slot, and eventually that artery grows into your brain to restore blood flow.