Surgeons removed the rear quarter of Jamie Hilton‘s skull and placed in her abdomen in order for the bit of skull to remain sterile and nourished while the swelling in her brain went down.
After 42 days, the piece of skull was reattached, and she has now returned home.
her doctors removed 25% of her skull so that her severely swollenbrain would have room to return to its normal size. Fully intending to reattach the skull fragment later, Hilton's doctors stowed it away inside her stomach, where her body would keep it nourished until she was ready to have it reattached.
After recovery,the only lasting effect seems to have been a change in her tastebuds and the loss of her sense of smell.
She has returned to work in the family taxi business to help cover the costs of her six-digit medical bills.