Saturday, 24 April 2010

First Full Face Transplant

Face transplant boundaries were pushed even further. The first ever full face transplant in 24-hours was done in Spain. In these days and age, everything seem possible. I'm not really a fan of modern technology and idea but this is one of the them that I am so grateful for.
A TEAM of surgeons has carried out the world's first full-face transplant on a young Spanish farmer unable to breathe or eat on his own since accidentally shooting himself in the face five years ago.
It was the most extensive operation yet and the 11th known face transplant worldwide.

During the 24-hour surgery, doctors lifted an entire face, including jaw, nose, cheekbones, muscles, teeth and eyelids, and placed it masklike onto the man, Dr. Joan Pere Barret told The Associated Press.

Transplant experts hailed the surgery, carried out late last month at Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron Hospital, as a significant advance.

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I'm a sceptic but when everything is used for the good, I'm all for it. Congratulations to the medical teams. Hopefully, there are more medical wonders that Mesothelioma lawyers job won't be that difficult anymore - that's what we need a breakthrough in the asbestos caused disease.
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