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March 22, 2011

US Hospital Performs Nation’s First Full Face Transplant

Doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have performed the first full face transplant in the US. A team of more than 30 physicians, nurses, anaesthesiologists and residents worked for more than 15 hours to transplant the patient’s forehead, nose, lips, facial skin, underlying

By cms admin

Doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have performed the first full face transplant in the US.

A team of more than 30 physicians, nurses, anaesthesiologists and residents worked for more than 15 hours to transplant the patient’s forehead, nose, lips, facial skin, underlying muscles and nerves.

The recipient of the donor face was 25-year-old Dallas Wiens, whose face was severely burned when his head came in contact with a high-voltage line three years ago.

The operation was funded with a grant from the US Department of Defense as part of the military’s efforts to expand research into innovative medical procedures.

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