News tagged with face transplantation

An inside look at face transplantation

In March 2011, a surgical team at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) performed the first full face transplantation (FFT) in the United States and went on to complete a total of three FFTs this year. Now, in ...

Dec 28, 2011
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US proposes regulating face, hand transplants

The government wants to start regulating face and hand transplants just as kidneys, hearts and other organs are now, with waiting lists, a nationwide system to match and distribute body parts and donor testing ...

Jan 05, 2012
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'It works' -- face transplants now mainstream

(AP) -- They savor pizza and burgers, no longer frighten children, and many of them can walk the streets without people knowing they have someone else's cheeks, nose, lips and skin. People who have had face ...

Aug 11, 2011
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Complication in first triple limb transplant

(AP) -- A Turkish doctor whose 25-member team performed the world's first triple limb transplant - two arms and a leg - says the leg has been removed due to tissue incompatibility. ...

Jan 22, 2012
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On the cusp of new transplant era

Transplant surgery is entering an era of new complexity, where complex surgeries will become standardized and the goal will be restoration of pre-injury form and function rather than merely reconstruction, ...

Sep 28, 2011
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Surprising methods heal wounded troops

(AP)—Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. The most advanced medical tools that exist are now being deployed ...

Sep 10, 2012
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Face transplant patient celebrates life in public

(AP)—In the 15 years between a shotgun blast that ravaged the bottom half of Richard Norris' face and the face transplant that ended a hermit-like life for him, the man from rural southwest Virginia faced ...

Jun 28, 2013
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