Surgeons perform near-total face transplant on patient

November 18, 2014 3:16 PM

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Surgeons perform near-total face transplant on patient

Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic performed a marathon surgery to complete the facility’s second face transplant for a patient who suffered severe facial trauma in a car accident.

The surgery, which took 24.5 hours and was conducted in September, involved nine surgeons and multiple specialists. The facial transplant included two-thirds of the scalp, the forehead, upper and lower eyelids, eye sockets, nose, upper cheeks, upper jaw, upper teeth, facial nerves, salivary glands, ...

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