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Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever

April 3, 2012 at 12:00pm | by AP

BALTIMORE (AP) — A 37-year-old U.S. man injured in a 1997 gun accident has received what doctors say is the most extensive face transplant ever performed.

University of Maryland Medical Center officials announced that Richard Lee Norris is recovering well after last week’s surgery and is already brushing his teeth and shaving.

Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez says the 36-hour procedure, which included teeth, tongue and upper and lower jaw, has given Norris his life back.


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