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Face Transplant Needed After Chimpís Mauling

by Rathi Manohar on April 1, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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 Face Transplant Needed After Chimpís Mauling

Being mauled by a chimpanzee two years ago, Charla Nash, a Connecticut woman suffers from severe facial damage and she cannot see, touch or smell and can only eat through a straw.

Her only hope is to undergo face and hand transplant surgery for which she waits for a donor.

Nash had to go through pre-operative tests and evaluations before being judged as eligible for the transplants at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The hospital had set a record already for performing the nation's first full face transplant on a Texas construction worker. Now it is collaborating with the New England Organ Bank to find donors for Nash.


The 200-pound pet chimpanzee Travis attacked Nash and ripped off her hands, nose, lips and eyelids after she helped the chimp's owner to lure it back into her house in Stamford.††

Source: Medindia

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