Home / News From Nigeria / Health / Doctor grows new ear on a man’s arm in breakthrough surgery.
ear

Doctor grows new ear on a man’s arm in breakthrough surgery.

A plastic surgeon in China has successfully grown an artificial ear on a man’s arm in a pioneering medical procedure. The patient, Ji, lost his right ear in an accident and yearned to have it back.

Doctor Guo Shuzhong from a hospital in Xi’an, China, used Mr Ji’s cartilage from his ribs to build the new ear; and he expects to transplanted the organ to his head in about four months.

First a skin expander was implanted under Mr Ji’s right forearm. Next, cartilage was taken from his ribs in order to create the artificial ear, which was then planted in his forearm. .

Doctor Guo said this was the most difficult part of the surgery with most complications. The final stage, to be carried out in the coming months, will involve the fully grown ear being removed from the patient’s forearm and attaching it to his head using vascular anastomosis techniques.

Send Money To Nigeria Free

About Lolade

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

x

Check Also

life

Top 43 things to take Note of ! (Must Read)

1. Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you. Wear nice shoes. 2. If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there’s a 50% chance you’ll die within the next 3 years. 3. There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you. There’s a 9% chance that you’ll meet one of them in your lifetime. 4. Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger. 5. A ...