Car accident victim gets near-total face transplant

November 19, 2014 8:34 AM

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CLEVELAND (CBS News) -- Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic have replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident, the hospital announced Tuesday.

The operation took place in late September and was only the second face transplant done at the Ohio hospital. More than two dozen face transplants have been done around the world, starting in 2005 with a French woman mauled by her dog.

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