University of Maryland Face Transplant Press Conference

Overview:

The University of Maryland released details of the most extensive full face transplant completed to date, including both upper and lower jaws, teeth, and tongue. The 36-hour operation occurred on March 19-20, 2012 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center and involved a multi-disciplinary team of faculty physicians from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a team of over 150 nurses and professional staff.

This video of the March 27 news conference also features "before" and "after" pictures of the transplant recipient.

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This page was last updated: September 8, 2014

         
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