University of Maryland face transplant may be the most extensive

03/29/2012 | Washington Post, The · MedPage Today (free registration)

The University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center's first full-face transplant involved more than 150 doctors, nurses and other staff and marked the culmination of years of work funded by the Office of Naval Research to expand facial reconstruction possibilities for injured troops. Surgeons replaced the tongue, teeth and upper and lower jaws of the 37-year-old patient, who was injured at 22 in a gun accident. "Today, Richard Norris has a face with normal height, width and projection, because if you restore the structure, the soft tissue drape will follow," said Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, chief of plastic, reconstructive and maxillofacial surgery at the center.

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