Just hours after Roy Horn was mauled by one of his tigers, doctors reportedly removed a portion of the Las Vegas illusionist’s skull. Recent reports note that the fragment was implanted in a pouch in Horn’s abdomen. Why place a piece of skull in someone’s stomach?
So it can be returned to the patient’s head when the moment is right. The procedure that Horn reportedly underwent has alternately been referred to as either a decompressive craniectomy or a hemicraniectomy.
This sounds so goulish. How can you fit a skull in your gut?
How is it protected from the acid?