Five years ago, a shotgun blast left a ghastly hole where the middle of her face had been. Five months ago, she received a new face from a dead woman.
2009/5/7, 1 Comment
Teams of surgeons performed the nation's first double hand transplant on a man whose hands and feet were ravaged by a bacterial infection a decade ago and who hoped to once again be able to hold his daughter.
The first U.S. double hand transplant is taking place at a Pittsburgh hospital. A spokeswoman for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that patient Jeff Kepner went into surgery Monday morning.
A Boston hospital has performed the nation's second face transplant; the recipient was a man who suffered traumatic facial injuries from a fall.
Conjoined twin girls who had been fused at the torso and shared a liver were separated Tuesday at a Tennessee hospital, officials said.
Several hospitals in Taiwan have perfected advanced techniques in organ transplants, with the Taipei-based National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) regarded as excellent in the field of kidney transplants, a Bureau of National Health Insurance (BNHI) official said Wednesday.
Surgeons successfully removed a 15-centimeter (6-inch) fishing spear from the brain of a man who was struck while diving off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, doctors said Sunday.
A 28-year-old man has received a face transplant at a hospital outside Paris, the doctor who performed the surgery told AFP Friday.
2009/3/29, 1 Comment
An Italian engineer expressed his gratitude at a press conference Wednesday to the Taiwanese surgeons who brought him back from the brink of death following a workplace accident last year.
2009/3/19, 2 Comments
Surgeons who used leeches to reattach the severed hand of an Australian surfer mauled by a great white shark on Sydney's Bondi Beach Tuesday hailed the operation as a “minor miracle.”