Bone Marrow Cells to be Used to Grow a New Nose on a Man Who Lost His Nose to Cancer

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 26, 2013 at 6:53 AM Cancer News
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In a breakthrough surgery, scientists in Britain are working on implanting a new nose on a man who lost his nose to cancer.

They plan to use his bone marrow cells to grow the new nose which they will implant under the skin in his arm.
 Bone Marrow Cells to be Used to Grow a New Nose on a Man Who Lost His Nose to Cancer
Bone Marrow Cells to be Used to Grow a New Nose on a Man Who Lost His Nose to Cancer

Molds of the nose will be taken before surgical removal. Doctors have planned to grow two prototypes of the nose which will be housed in a bioreactor with heat set to the human body temperature, to help cells to multiply.

One of the noses will be implanted under the skin on the man's arms, after the facial features take shape. This will enable the new nose to grow its own skin with normal blood supply.

This implanted nose will be left for four to six weeks on the man's arm for it to develop after which doctors will fix it on his face and open the nostrils.

This groundbreaking surgery will breathe a new lease of life in the cancer victim.



Source: Medindia

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