Skull Model Update-2/27

From: Steve Deak (
Date: Thu Feb 27 1997 - 23:09:34 EET

Two weeks have passed since the corrective surgery for Brian Thoman, we have
some additional news to pass on.

As earlier reported, the reconstructive surgery lasted 15.5 hours to correct
jaw and facial bone structure. SL models of the Brian's skull, created from CT
images, were used by surgeons to pre-plan Operating Room procedures. One
surgeon is reported to have remarked (through Brian's father) "I wish we had
this model 4 months ago."

To create complete closure to the rp-ml for this subject, we (Marc McAllister
and myself) are planning to speak directly to the surgeon(s) to obtain their
perspective of SL model benefits. We will pass this information along as we

Brian's father called yesterday to report Brian is now eating semi-solid foods,
pasta noodles, eggs (scrambled), yogurt, etc. His 2-week liquid diet is not
necessary as post-op healing and jaw movements continue to improve. Brian is
experiencing new freedom in jaw movements not previously possible due to bone
misalignment (now corrected). Brian will resume his 9th-grade education next
Monday, 3/3/97, after missing only 8 days of school.

As noted previously, closure to this story will come with the response from the
surgeons. We will report these findings hopefully in the next week or so.

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