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To Replace a Damaged Nose, Chinese Docs Grow Nose on Man's Forehead

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 26, 2013 at 10:47 PM Research News   - G J E 4
After suffering a severe nasal trauma in a car wreck, a Chinese man will soon undergo a transplant that will replace his damaged nose with a new nose that has been grown on his forehead.
 To Replace a Damaged Nose, Chinese Docs Grow Nose on Man's Forehead
To Replace a Damaged Nose, Chinese Docs Grow Nose on Man's Forehead
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At the time of the accident, the 22-year-old patient, identified as Xiaolian, did not have a plastic surgery due to financial constraints, Fox News reported.

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Doctors had to resort to the extreme measure after an infection decomposed the cartilage of his original nose and made it impossible for them to fix it.

The new nose is grown by putting a skin tissue expander onto Xiaolian's forehead, carving it into the shape of a nose and planting a cartilage taken from his ribs.

Source: ANI
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