An Australian neurosurgeon has completed a world-first marathon surgery removing cancer-riddled vertebrae and successfully replacing them with a 3D-printed body part.

Ralph Mobbs conducted the mammoth 15-hour operation in December and 7.30 has been tracking his patient Drage Josevski’s progress since then.

At the time of the operation it was not known if Mr Josevski would survive the procedure.

“The surgery that we’re doing today is a particularly complicated and long and difficult surgery,” Dr Mobbs said on Monday.

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