27. What Happens When You Don’t Have A Skull?
The skull is a very important part of the skeletal system. It protects our soft, squishy brains from damage, gives our eyes a place to sit, and makes it possible for us to talk and pretty much function. Because it houses the brain, it’s difficult for a person to survive without a skull. Mediocre_Street9040 apparently witnessed a condition where someone is born with a skull, and then it’s just… not there anymore. What would you do if you came across someone with the following rare disease?
“Gorham’s disease aka vanishing skull syndrome. A softball-sized area of my patient’s skull disappeared and left behind a soft spot. She ended up with a plastic plate to protect her brain. Crazy disease.” That’s definitely a strange phenomenon, and no one really knows why it happens. It’s not genetic in nature, nor is it caused by environmental factors. There is also no test that can be conducted to diagnose a person with the disease until symptoms already start to present themselves.