Second face transplant occurs in China

Nov 03, 2006

Doctors in China reportedly have completed what is thought to be the world's second face transplant.

The surgery, which corrected the patient's lips and eye, took place at Xijing Hospital in Xi'an, the London Telegraph said Friday. In the initial operation in April, Li Guoxing was given a new cheek, upper lip, nose and eyebrow.

Chinese surgeons said Li's eye might not be fully functional because of the extent of injuries he received when mauled by a bear, the Telegraph said. Li's arms and legs also were injured in the attack.

In 2005, Isabelle Dinoire of France became the first person to receive a face transplant.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: AbbVie shares sink after $21 bn deal for Pharmacyclics

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Recommended for you

US must respond to global health outbreaks, say bioethicists

16 hours ago

Last summer, West Africa fell into the grip of a deadly outbreak of Ebola that has thus far taken the lives of more than 9,500 people. The fear swept up by the epidemic quickly jumped across the Atlantic and landed in the ...

Uganda on defensive over medical 'brain drain' uproar

Mar 03, 2015

Uganda's government on Tuesday hit back at mounting criticism of plans to 'export' over 200 health workers to the Caribbean, insisting it was only seeking to regulate an existing labour market and prevent abuses.

Seth Mnookin on vaccination and public health

Mar 02, 2015

Seth Mnookin, an assistant professor of science writing and associate director of MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing, is the author of "The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy" ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.