Pioneering surgery face transplant was first performed in Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron University Hospital (Spain). The young man, whose face was disfigured in an accident, have replaced not only the soft tissue, and teeth, cheeks, palate, jaw and nose.
The operation lasted 24 hours, and the patient, who by this time moved the 9 operations, but still could not breathe or swallow on their own, let alone talk, presumably after 2 months be able to leave the hospital, reports the Telegraph .
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The first operation for facial reconstruction was carried out in 2005, the Frenchwoman, you bitten by a dog. She transplanted the nose and lips. In 2008, the first time an American transplanted not only the soft tissues of the face, but also the bones, nerves and blood vessels.
A team of 30 Spanish surgeon who performed the pioneering surgery, particularly grateful to the family of the donor, which gave the go-ahead for organ transplants. "Their generosity will allow a person to start a new life, can not be overestimated" - they emphasize.