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World's first quadruple limb transplant

Posted on Monday, 27 February, 2012 | Comment icon 2 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Surgeons in Turkey took 20 hours to surgically attach two legs and two arms to a young patient.

It's the first operation of its kind in the world and required a team of 50 doctors to complete, an appeal has since gone out to request blood donations in the event of complications. Turkey has also seen some other unique surgical procedures in recent times including two face transplants, one of which on a man who lost 70% of his face when he was two years old after a TV exploded.

"The world's first ever quadruple limb transplant was carried out by surgeons at a Turkish hospital today who attached two arms and two legs to a young man."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Still Waters on 28 February, 2012, 21:18
He died http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2107533/Quadruple-limb-transplant-fails-patient-dies-days-operation.html
Comment icon #2 Posted by psyche101 on 29 February, 2012, 6:01
That is a really sad story, I am so very sorry to hear the surgery was not successful.


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