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13 June 2011

Face transplant performed on woman mauled by chimp

A Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009 has received a full face transplant, the third surgery of its kind performed in the country.

A Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009 has received a full face transplant, the third surgery of its kind performed in the country, Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital said.

Nash's face was rebuilt last month by a medical team of more than 30 physicians, nurses, anaesthesiologists and residents, the hospital announced on Friday.

 
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