First Partial Skull and Scalp Transplant Completed at Texas Hospital

Opening a new frontier in transplant surgery, Texas doctors have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man who suffered a large head wound from cancer treatment. Doctors from Houston Methodist Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center did the operation two weeks ago. The recipient ? Jim Boysen, a 55-year-old software developer from Austin, Texas ? expects to leave the hospital Thursday with a new kidney and pancreas along with the scalp and skull grafts.