Transplant restores woman's lye-burned face

05/3/2013 | CNN · Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A woman whose face was severely burned in 2007 when her estranged husband assaulted her with industrial-strength lye is doing well following a face transplant. Brigham and Women's plastic surgeon Bohdan Pomahac said the woman's wounds were some of the worst he had ever seen. The woman's body initially rejected the donated tissue, but a novel combination of drugs halted the rejection, Pomahac said.

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