Danny Elphick had part of his skull removed after it was found he had a fungal infection
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Man has skull removed following fungal infection from flu

A man had part of his skull removed at King's College Hospital after it was found he had developed a fungal infection which originated from flu.

Danny Elphick underwent surgery for subdural empyema in 2011 but later went on to have cranioplasty and a bespoke titanium plate fitted to cover the removed section of skull.

BBC London's Ayshea Buksh spoke to Mr Elphick, King's College Hospital's neurosurgeon Irfan Malik and craniofacial surgeon Robert Bentley.

  • 05 Jul 2013
  • From the section London