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The University of Maryland Becomes Second Hospital In the U.S. to Perform a Full Face Transplant — Most Extensive Full Face Transplant to Date

March 20, 2012

BALTIMORE, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The University of Maryland announced today that a full face transplant, including double jaw and tongue, was completed today on a 37-year-old male patient. The 36 hour operative procedure took place at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center and involved a multi-disciplinary team of faculty physicians from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Additional details regarding this procedure will be made available at a news conference on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. We ask for your cooperation in safeguarding the privacy of this patient, the donor, and their families during this critical period.

SOURCE University of Maryland Medical Center

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