Dr Hermine Bergmann (pictured below with the patient) is thrilled with the results. "We have been able to reduce the swelling by 85%, bringing his head down to the size of a small family car or large hatchback, similar to the renault my husband recently bought me" she said. "We have him wearing a 2 person inflatable boat as a hat to avoid any further damage, but we hope to have his head down to a size where he will be able to drive his convertible with the roof up".
Thomas's family are extremely pleased at the breakthrough, "I thought his head was just going to get bigger and bigger till it exploded" said his father, " he'd come over and sit down in front of the telly and no-one could see a bloody thing past his great hairy weather balloon of a head. It was fucking incredible, you should have seen it. I would have taken photos but i didnt have a wide angle lens".
Medical staff first believed it may have been simply a large tumor with a face but this was disproven when some movement resembling motor skills was observed. "The operation was touch and go there for a while" said Dr Bergmann, "we simply did not have medical instruments designed to cut through that amount of mass, even the industrial laser brought in especially for the operation struggled to get through the eighteen metres of solid limestone, but the patient is doing well now and looking forward to one day being able to wear his trucker hats again".
Physicists have expressed relief to the news. It was widely considered among the scientific field that Thomas's head, if allowed to expand further, would develop its own gravitational field affecting planetary rotation.