Monday, December 05, 2005

First Face Transplant

The BBC is reporting the first face transplant has occured in France.

Excerpt from the article:
The woman had lost her nose, lips and chin after being savaged by a dog. In the controversial operation, tissues, muscles, arteries and veins were taken from a brain-dead donor and attached to the patient's lower face. Doctors stress the woman will not look like her donor, but nor will she look like she did before the attack - instead she will have a "hybrid" face.

Here is CNN's report

Here is MSNBC's report
(Includes some drawings)

Here is New Scientist's report

Here is Yahoo News' report

(Discusses ethical concerns of procedure)

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