Surgeons reattached a woman’s scalp by meticulously stitching the skin and blood vessels back together after her hair was caught in a column drill and torn off


19 January 2023

By Alice Klein

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A woman in Denmark has undergone complex surgery to reattach her scalp after it was completely torn off by a column drill, along with her eyebrows and all her hair.

The woman in her mid-60s was using a column drill – a benchtop tool used to create holes in metal panels and other materials – to renovate a tractor, when her hair became tangled in the rapidly rotating drill bit.

This resulted in her entire scalp being yanked off, leaving a thin layer of bleeding connective tissue covering her …

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