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.
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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.
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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."
China will investigate illegal organ transplants allegedly given to 17 Japanese visitors, state media said Tuesday. China will punish the doctors and medical institutions responsible, Deputy Minister of Health Huang Jiefu said, according to the China Daily newspaper.