What was the world's largest metal plate ever inserted into
a human skull?
Tom Thompson, from the United States, was in a horrible
car accident and pronounced dead on arrival when he got to the DeKalb General
Hospital in Decatur, Georgia.
The neurosurgeons at the hospital inserted a metal
plate into his skull but it was no ordinary metal plate. It was then, and still
is, the largest metal plate to ever be inserted into a human skull. The titanium
plate measured fifteen centimetres by eleven centimetres.
The surgery took place on April 30, 1971.
World's Largest Metal Plate
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