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Quadruple Limb Transplant Meets With Failure in Turkey

by Kathy Jones on February 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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 Quadruple Limb Transplant Meets With Failure in Turkey

A patient in Turkey who underwent what was touted as the world's first quadruple limb transplant has lost both the arms and legs due to metabolic complications.

Fifty-two doctors from Ankara's Hacettepe University Hospital performed the transplant on Friday, attaching two arms and two legs to Sevket Cavdar.

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Doctors had first removed one leg from the patient after his heart and vascular system failed to sustain the limb and then the other leg and two arms.

"The science council (of the hospital) decided to remove the organs one by one due to additional metabolic complications in the following process," the hospital said in a statement.
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"Our patient is now in the intensive care unit. The critical process is still continuing," it added.

Contacted by AFP, the doctors declined to share any details about the patient.

The operation came on the heels of the country's first-ever face transplant at another Turkish university hospital.

Last month, a team of doctors at Akdeniz University in the southern city of Antalya successfully performed the operation on a 19-year-old boy whose face was burned when he was a 40-day-old baby.

Source: AFP
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