Sunday, December 04, 2005

Partial Face Transplant Performed in France

face transplant:
OMG!!!!!!! I heard last year that face transplant is possible . Now French doctors did it.
From the Yahoo news article:
The woman was mauled by a pet Labrador in May, leaving her with severe facial injuries that her doctors said made it difficult for her to speak and eat. The dog was put down.

The partial face was donated by the family of a woman who was declared brain dead.

The recipient now must take drugs to prevent her body from rejecting the transplant, which Dubernard has said carries "a slightly more elevated risk of cancer."

Dubernard took part in the decision to carry out a partial face transplant despite risks that include the patient's potentially negative psychological reaction to wearing part of someone else's face.

Dubernard led teams that performed a hand transplant in 1998 and the world's first double forearm transplant in January 2000.

Partial Face Transplant Performed in France
Woman Who Had Face Transplant Doing Well

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