1989 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 1st prize

Alexander Tsiaras

01 January, 1988

On January 19 Linley Chapman was born with a congenital deformity of the skull. Using the data from a computed tomography scan, radiologist Michael Vannier pieced together a three-dimensional image for reconstructive surgery. The operation was carried out in three stages: first the skull was opened and removed, then part of it was reshaped according to the surgical plan, and finally it was carefully replaced, stitched together and re-covered with the skin. Linley's hair now covers the scar.

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Alexander Tsiaras

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