Hospital May Have Sidestepped Prior Rules for Face Transplant

A Boston hospital may have bent its own rules to offer a disfigured patient a facial transplant -- but doctors and ethicists say the move was likely justified. The surgery, which took place Thursday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, is the second face transplant operation performed in the United States and the seventh in the world. A team of seven plastic surgeons and one ear, nose and throat surgeon led by Dr. Bohdan Pomahac took 17 hours to complete the surgery, according to a...Full Story
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