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Nose at wrong place

A new nose, grown by surgeons on Xiaolian’s forehead, is pictured before being transplanted to replace the original nose, which is infected and deformed, at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province on Wednesday. Xiaolian, 22, neglected his nasal trauma following a traffic accident in August, 2012.

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Published: Thu 26 Sep 2013, 2:32 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 4:46 PM

After several months, the infection had corroded the cartilage of the nose, making it impossible for surgeons to fix it leaving no alternative but to grow a new nose for replacement.

The new nose is grown by placing a skin tissue expander onto Xiaolian’s forehead, cutting it into the shape of a nose and planting a cartilage taken from his ribs. The surgeons said that the new nose is in good shape and the transplant surgery could be performed soon, local media reported.



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