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2005-12-02 09:45:00

LYON, France (Reuters) - French surgeons said on Friday they faced tough ethical questions when they performed the world's first partial face transplant, but decided to go ahead because it was the only way to help the patient. They said the 38-year-old woman was doing well physically and psychologically after Sunday's operation in which she received a transplanted nose, lips and chin from a brain-dead donor after being savaged by a dog. "The patient is doing well this morning," Jean-Michel...

2005-12-02 09:55:00

LYON, France (Reuters) - French surgeons said on Friday they faced tough ethical questions when they performed the world's first partial face transplant, but decided to go ahead because it was the only way to help the patient. They said the 38-year-old woman was doing well physically and psychologically after Sunday's operation in which she received a transplanted nose, lips and chin from a brain-dead donor after being savaged by a dog. "The patient is doing well this morning," Jean-Michel...

2005-12-02 09:55:00

LYON, France (Reuters) - French surgeons said on Friday they faced tough ethical questions when they performed the world's first partial face transplant, but decided to go ahead because it was the only way to help the patient. They said the 38-year-old woman was doing well physically and psychologically after Sunday's operation in which she received a transplanted nose, lips and chin from a brain-dead donor after being savaged by a dog. "The patient is doing well this morning," Jean-Michel...

2005-12-01 08:35:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON  -- The world's first partial face transplant has given hope to people disfigured by burns or accidents but raises psychological and ethical issues for the recipient and donor family, medical experts said on Thursday. Although face transplants have been technically possible for several years, concerns about the psychological impact, consent and the long-term risk of drugs to prevent the immune system from rejecting the new face have prevented them. But in a...

2005-11-30 15:25:00

By Catherine Lagrange LYON, France (Reuters) - French surgeons have performed what they said on Wednesday was the world's first partial face transplant -- giving a new nose, chin and lips to a woman savaged by a dog. Specialists from two French hospitals carried out the operation on a 38-year-old woman on Sunday in the northern city of Amiens by grafting on tissues, muscles, arteries and veins from a brain-dead woman. "The patient is in an excellent state and the transplant looks normal," the...

2005-11-30 12:20:00

LYON, France -- French doctors have performed what they said on Wednesday was the world's first partial face transplant, giving a new nose, chin and lips to a woman disfigured in an attack by a dog. Surgeons from two hospitals carried out the operation on a 38-year-old woman on Sunday in the northern city of Amiens. "The patient is in an excellent state and the transplant looks normal," the hospitals said in a statement. "The transplant was taken from a multi-organ donor ... with the...

2005-11-30 11:30:00

LYON, France (Reuters) - French doctors said on Wednesday they had performed a partial face transplant, giving a new face to a woman disfigured in an attack by a dog. A team led by Jean-Michel Dubernard, from a hospital in the French city of Lyon, said it carried out the operation on Sunday in the northern city of Amiens by attaching much of the face of a female donor to a 38-year-old woman. "The patient is in an excellent state and transplant looks normal," Dubernard's team said in a statement.


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