News tagged with face transplantation

Victim of chimp attack gets a full face transplant

(AP) -- A Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee gone berserk has received a new face in the third such operation performed in the U.S. and is looking forward to going out in public again and eating hot ...

Jun 10, 2011
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Texas man gets first full face transplant in US

(AP) -- A Texas construction worker horribly disfigured in a power line accident has undergone the nation's first full face transplant in hopes of smiling again and feeling kisses from his 3-year-old daughter.

Mar 21, 2011
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Ohio face transplant patient meets donor's family

(AP) -- The nation's first face transplant patient has said a donor saved her from a life of eating and breathing through a tube, but until this weekend she knew her only as a woman who died in 2008.

Dec 20, 2010
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US face transplant patient promotes organ donation

(AP) -- There is an initial shock upon first glance at Connie Culp, the woman who received the nation's first face transplant nearly two years ago. She taps her way through the hospital waiting room, feeling ...

Sep 17, 2010
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Full face transplant Spaniard displays new look

(AP) -- A Spanish man who underwent the world's first full face transplant appeared before TV cameras Monday for the first time since his surgery, thanking his doctors and the family of the donor.

Jul 26, 2010
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Spanish hospital claims first full-face transplant

(AP) -- A team of surgeons has carried out the world's first full-face transplant on a young Spanish farmer unable to breathe or eat on his own since accidentally shooting himself in the face five years ago.

Apr 23, 2010
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Spain's 1st face transplant patient can smile now

(AP) -- Spain's first face transplant patient - the first anywhere to get a new tongue and jaw - has been so pleased by his new appearance that he smiled, hospital officials said Saturday.

Aug 23, 2009
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Face transplant recipient: 'I'm not a monster'

(AP) -- When Connie Culp heard a little kid call her a monster because of the shotgun blast that left her face horribly disfigured, she pulled out her driver's license to show the child what she used to look ...

May 06, 2009
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7th surgery shows face transplants gaining ground

(AP) -- Five years ago, it was the stuff of science fiction: Replace someone's face with one from a dead donor. But on Thursday, Boston doctors performed the world's seventh such transplant - less than a week ...

Apr 11, 2009
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