Successful Near-Total Face Transplant, Second One for the Cleveland Clinic

November 19, 2014 4:01 PM

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A near-total face transplant was made to a middle-aged man at Cleveland Clinic. The surgery took place in September this year and lasted for 24.5 hours. The surgery involved 9 surgeons, a number of medical experts and nurses.

Doctors transplanted about two-thirds of the scalp, the forehead, upper and lower eyelids, eye sockets, nose, upper cheeks, upper jaw, upper teeth, salivary glands and nerves, muscles and skin. The patient is recovering well, breathing without a tube and is expected to be able to eat soon, the hospi...

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