CT scans of car crash survivor go viral

The dramatic CT scans of a 25-year-old woman involved in a car crash are attracting attention on the internet, according to London newspaper Metro.

Trauma workup revealed a traumatic brain injury with intracranial hemorrhage, a traumatic eye injury requiring enucleation, and extensive facial fractures. The CT scans show the before and after images of her complete facial reconstruction -- requiring eight hours of surgery.

The patient is ambulatory and recovering well, according to the surgeon.

The CT scans were first posted on medical website Figure 1 and were viewed 643,398 times. This week the images were shared to Imgur and Reddit, drawing the attention of a nonmedical audience.

To view the images, click here.

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