Facial Transplant Completed at University of Maryland Medical Center

37-year-old’s transplant included tongue, jaws

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012  |  Updated 10:27 PM EDT
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Facial Transplant Completed at UMD Med Center

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Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center have completed a facial transplant.

A multi-disciplinary team of physicians from the school of medicine completed the 36-hour procedure Tuesday at the hospital in Baltimore, officials said.

The transplant, which included the tongue and upper and lower jaws, was the most extensive performed to date, spokeswoman Mary Lynn Carver said, and the hospital is the second in the nation to perform a full face transplant.

More details about the transplant and the 37-year-old American man who underwent the procedure will be released at a news conference next week, Carver said.

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