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Now THIS is strange

skullbody2.jpgHundreds of people have flocked to a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata to see a patient holding a piece of his own skull that fell off. Doctors say a large, dead section of 25-year-old Sambhu Roy’s skull came away on Sunday after severe burns starved it of blood.

“When he came to us late last year, his scalp was completely burnt and within months it came off exposing the skull,” Ratan Lal Bandyopadhyay, the surgeon who treated Mr Roy told Reuters today. “Later, we noticed that the part of his skull was loosening due to lack of blood supply to the affected area, which can happen in such extensive burn cases.”

The piece came off on Sunday and hundreds of people and dozens of doctors now crowd around his bed, where he lies holding the bone.

Mr Bandyopadhyay said the skull’s inner covering and the membrane that helps produce bone was miraculously unaffected, allowing fresh bone to grow.

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July 7, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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