Poland's first face transplant patient heads home

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 9:50 AM

An amazing first for Poland: Surgeons have successfully transplanted a face to a young man who lost his face in a machine accident.

In a news conference on Tuesday, the 33-year-old man thanked his doctors. He was then discharged only 11 weeks after the surgery.

It was the world's fastest time frame for such an operation, doctors said.

The man can see, eat, taste and speak, though his speech is still difficult to understand because his face muscles need to regain mobility.
 
 

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