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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Full Face Transplant

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A second full face transplant has been performed in Boston.
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Texas Man Receives Full Face Transplant in Boston

A man horribly burned in an electrical accident has been given a full face transplant by surgeons in Boston.
The 15-hour procedure -- involving more than 30 physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, and residents -- replaced Dallas Wiens' nose, lips, and facial skin, as well as the facial muscles and nerves, according to a spokesperson at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
It is the world's second full face transplant and the first in the U.S. Surgeons in Spain performed the first such transplant a year ago. The world's first partial face transplant took place in France in 2005, when surgeons replaced part of the face of a dog bite victim.

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