Surgery

Brains, eyes, testes: off-limits for transplants?

Since the world's first successful organ transplant in 1954—a kidney—the discipline has advanced to the point where a wounded soldier could have his penis and scrotum replaced in a groundbreaking operation last month.

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Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday.

Cardiology

The world's first organ transplants

Fifty years after the first heart transplant in South Africa, here is look back over the history of human organ transplants.

Surgery

Are face transplants still research, or regular care?

Is replacing a severely disfigured person's face with one from a dead donor ready to be called regular care, something insurers should cover? Mayo Clinic has raised that question by doing the first U.S. face transplant that's ...

Surgery

Twin tragedies give survivor a new face - and a new life

He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man.

Surgery

Face transplants: the ups and downs

Ten years and 36 operations later, the face transplant remains a tricky endeavour with a long list of health and mental risks to be weighed against the benefits, experts say.

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