World first: Dutch patient has her skull replaced with 3D printed implant

The rise of 3D printing has turned body parts into a custom order. A 22-year-old Dutch woman who suffered from a rare disease which thickens her skull bone had her whole skull replaced by a 3D printed implant. The operation took place at UMC Utrecht in the Netherlands. According to the hospital, this is a revolutionary procedure that has never been done before.

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