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Doctors at a Boston hospital have performed the nation's second full-face transplant.
A doctor in France says the man who was the first person to undergo a successful face and double-hand transplant has died of a heart attack. Surgeon Laurent Lantieri said the death of the French national, whose identity was not reported, was apparently caused by a heart problem and not the result of his groundbreaking transplant operation, The Daily Telegraph said Monday. We have no explanation for the cardiac arrest, Lantieri said, adding an autopsy may offer additional clues to man's recent...
The successes of two recent face transplants are showing doctors that they can regularly work and are not medical oddities.
By Maria Cheng Associated Press LONDON -- Transplanting faces may seem like science fiction, but doctors say the experimental surgeries could one day become routine.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.