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Man has replacement ear grown on his arm

Posted on Sunday, 2 April, 2017 | Comment icon 5 comments

The ear was grown using rib cartilage and a skin expander. Image Credit: US Navy
A man in China who lost his ear in an accident now has a new one thanks to a remarkable procedure.
The patient, who is known only as Mr Ji, suffered serious head injuries in a car accident that left him missing one of his ears and in need of multiple operations to repair the damage to his face.

Now though, following a revolutionary procedure, doctors led by plastic surgeon Guo Shuzhong have successfully managed to replace his ear with a new one grown on his own arm.
To create the new ear, Shuzhong, who performed China's first ever face transplant in 2006, first inserted a skin expander inside Mr Ji's right arm before using cartilage from his ribs to create a structure in the shape of an ear. The whole process took several months to complete.

The patient is now expected to make a full recovery and will be returning home in two weeks.

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (5)

Tags: China, Ear

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Still Waters on 2 April, 2017, 20:54
It sounds like he's been through a lot already, good luck to him with his new ear.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Eldorado on 2 April, 2017, 21:31
Happy New Ear!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Farmer77 on 2 April, 2017, 23:11
Comment icon #4 Posted by Aurora Borealis on 3 April, 2017, 7:45
That's the wonderful world of science folks.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Nzo on 3 April, 2017, 23:23
I wonder if they will use the same technique to grow a penis for someone that lacks one or someone that needs a new one?

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