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Doctor Shows Off Incredible Facial Reconstruction After Accident

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Doctor Shows Off Incredible Facial Reconstruction After Accident

Not much is known about what this patient faced before coming to hospital but judging from the photos, it must have been absolutely unreal.

There are some reports that the person is a female who was involved in a car accident and wasn't wearing a seatbelt, but that can't be confirmed.

Not only is the upper and lower jaw severely damaged, but the skull is also broken and fractured in several places, with a bunch of fragments just floating around.

The surgery to correct the face reportedly took eight hours.

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Skull reconstruction
Skull reconstruction

Credit: Imgur/Figure 1

An ophthalmologist has uploaded the scans to medical review site Figure 1, which allows professionals to post patient cases and lets others comment on the diagnosis or eventual surgery.

The accident allegedly happened two years ago but the images have resurfaced on social networking sites, with many praising the surgical team behind the incredible transformation. According to the ophthalmologist who posted the images, the patient has now recovered.

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The official list of injuries includes: "A trauma work-up revealed a traumatic brain injury with intracranial haemorrhage, a traumatic eye injury requiring enucleation, and extensive facial fractures," reports the Metro.

The surgeon wrote on the Figure 1: "This CT shows her completed facial reconstruction. Thanks to a dedicated multidisciplinary team, the patient is now ambulatory and recovering well."

Look carefully at the 'after' picture and you'll be able to notice all the small pieces that surgeons fitted onto the patient to make their face whole again.

broken skull
broken skull
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Credit: Imgur/Figure 1

People viewing the images on Imgur have commented on just how messed up that reported car accident must've been.

Skull reconstruction
Skull reconstruction

Credit: Imgur/Figure 1

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While a person on Reddit added: "I can only imagine how horrific the exterior view was with this much internal damage. The fact they did a CT scan makes me think they thought it might be possible to save him. If that is the case amazing how resilient the human body is to endure this much damage and recover."

Even if this wasn't the result of a car accident, it's not a bad reminder to buckle up.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Stewart Perrie
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