BBC News – Full face transplant ‘a success’

April 23, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Posted in Afghanistan | Leave a comment
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    • A team of 30 Spanish doctors say they have successfully performed the world’s first full face transplant.

      A man injured in a shooting accident received the entire facial skin and muscles – including cheekbones, nose, lips and teeth – of a donor.

      The man is recovering well after the 22-hour operation, said a spokesperson from Vall d’Hebron University Hospital.

    • Hospital spokesperson Bianca Bont told the BBC: "This is the first total face transplant

    • The man has since seen himself in the mirror and was calm and satisfied, the leader of the medical team, Joan Pere Barret, told a news conference

    • Image: Vall d'Hebron Hospital

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