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2008-08-22 09:00:08

By Maria Cheng Associated Press LONDON -- Transplanting faces may seem like science fiction, but doctors say the experimental surgeries could one day become routine. Two of the world's three teams that have done partial face transplants reported today that their techniques were surprisingly effective, though complications exist and more work is still needed. "There is no reason to think these face transplants would not be as common as kidney or liver transplants one day," said Dr....

2008-06-30 18:03:00

THE leader of the team which carried out the world's first face transplant will lecture at a major international medical conference to be held in Cardiff. Professor Bernard Devauchelle, from Amiens, France, made international headlines in 2005 when his team carried out the world's first face transplant on a 40-year-old French woman, Isabelle Dinoire, who had been mauled by a dog. He will be among a number of prominent speakers at the International Conference on Advanced and Digital...

2006-07-03 18:41:55

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - More than six months after performing the world's first partial face transplant, French surgeons described it as a complete success and revealed plans for another later this year or early next. "Today, after six months, we are more than happy with the result from a functional and aesthetical point of view," said Professor Bernard Devauchelle of the Center Hospitalier Universitaire Amiens in northern France. But the surgeon who led the team that...

2006-07-03 18:05:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- More than six months after performing the world's first partial face transplant, French surgeons described it as a complete success and revealed plans for another later this year or early next. "Today, after six months, we are more than happy with the result from a functional and aesthetical point of view," said Professor Bernard Devauchelle of the Center Hospitalier Universitaire Amiens in northern France. But the surgeon who led the team that gave Frenchwoman...

2006-06-19 08:12:05

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - British doctors will seek approval for the world's first full face transplant from a hospital's panel this week, hoping to perform a ground-breaking operation which is likely to ignite a fierce ethical debate. Surgeons at the Royal Free Hospital in north London are ready to perform the complicated operation but have yet to find a suitable patient. "We have seen just under 30 people with severe facial injuries, but none of those is in the final...

2006-06-19 08:10:00

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - British doctors will seek approval for the world's first full face transplant from a hospital's panel this week, hoping to perform a ground-breaking operation which is likely to ignite a fierce ethical debate. Surgeons at the Royal Free Hospital in north London are ready to perform the complicated operation but have yet to find a suitable patient. "We have seen just under 30 people with severe facial injuries, but none of those is in the final assessment...

2006-06-19 07:27:13

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - Doctors in Britain will seek approval for the world's first full face transplant from a hospital's ethics panel this week, a spokesman for the research team said on Monday. Surgeons at the Royal Free Hospital in north London are ready to perform the complicated operation but have yet to find a suitable patient. "We have seen just under 30 people with severe facial injuries, but none of those is in the final assessment program," the spokesman...

2006-06-19 07:25:00

By Peter Griffiths LONDON -- Doctors in Britain will seek approval for the world's first full face transplant from a hospital's ethics panel this week, a spokesman for the research team said on Monday. Surgeons at the Royal Free Hospital in north London are ready to perform the complicated operation but have yet to find a suitable patient. "We have seen just under 30 people with severe facial injuries, but none of those is in the final assessment program," the spokesman said. "There are many...

2006-03-22 12:40:00

BERLIN -- A Chinese teenager whose face was scorched beyond recognition as she lay unconscious on a heater has had it rebuilt by German surgeons. In December 2001, Xiao Liewen collapsed face down on to the heater while showering, burning a hole in her skull. By the time her father found her half an hour later, she was almost dead. Doctors said it was not clear what had caused her to pass out. Chinese doctors saved the girl's life, but she was left with no nose and only one eye, as well as...

2006-02-06 12:49:24

By Jon Boyle AMIENS, France (Reuters) - The French woman who underwent the world's first partial face transplant said on Monday she was grateful simply to have features "like everybody else" and had come to terms with her new appearance. Isabelle Dinoire, 38, smiled and laughed awkwardly in her first appearance before reporters since the operation in November and spoke in slurred and laboured tones. Despite her trauma, Dinoire said the transplant was now part of her and she did not...


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