Dog Attack Victim Undergoes 15-hour-surgery Using 358 Leeches to Reconstruct Face

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 22, 2011 at 10:51 PM General Health News
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A woman was attacked by her own dog which bit off her face leaving a hole right from the upper lip till the right eye.

Her face was reconstructed using hundreds of leeches.   
 Dog Attack Victim Undergoes 15-hour-surgery Using 358 Leeches to Reconstruct Face
Dog Attack Victim Undergoes 15-hour-surgery Using 358 Leeches to Reconstruct Face
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Thankfully, after the attack, the missing skin was carefully preserved by her relatives who kept it chilled till she made it to the hospital. 

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A 15-hour-surgery followed and surgeons worked to reattach the flap using 358 leeches to revive the skin by sucking blood back into it. 

She is said to be recovering well.



Source: Medindia
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