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Doctors Grow New Ear on Girl's Forearm
Caption: Charlotte Ponce, 11, was just 3 months old when her biological parents' pet raccoon mauled her face, leaving her without a nose and an ear. Now, doctors have built her a new ear out of cartilage from her ribcage and placed it inside her forearm to grow.
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Beaumont Children's Hospital
Scalp Surgery Corrects Cutis Verticis Gyrata
Kassim Robinson had surgery for the cutis verticis gyrata, which causes brain-like bumps in the scalp. The surgery removed two swaths of scalp that were four times thicker than normal scalp, and then stretched the skin to smooth out the bumps.
Dr. Ramtin Kassir
A 21-year-old woman had surgery to lengthen her left leg 9 inches so that her legs would be even.
HAP/Quirky China News/Rex USA
Girl Gets New Face From Breast Skin
Xu Jianmei, 17, can smile for the first time in 12 years after having skin from her breast transplanted onto her face, which was badly burned in a fire. Doctors implanted an expanding water balloon under the teen's left breast to stretch the swath of skin needed for the transplant over a period of months.
'Mini Brains' Built From Stem Cells
Viennese neuroscientists have created mini brains from human stem cells – a feat that could change the study of neurological diseases. In this magnified image, white cerebral tissue is seen developing next to brown retinal tissue.
IMBA/Madeline A. Lancaster
Woman Gives Birth to 15-Pound Baby
George King was born in Cheltenham, U.K., weighing 15 pounds, 7 ounces – double the average weight for a newborn. George's mother, Jade King, delivered him naturally. But he became stuck in the birth canal, losing oxygen for five minutes. George is now six weeks old with no signs of brain damage. The heaviest newborn weighed 23 pounds, 12 ounces, according to Guinness World Records.
Sophia Loots, 42, of Cape Town, South Africa, spent five years in bed after a mosquito bite caused her legs to swell to 140 pounds each. She recently had surgery to drain her legs and remove excess skin, and is now able to walk again.
Man's Missing Fingers Replaced by Toes
Jonas Barber from Leeds who had a motorbike accident and lost three fingers one one hand. He has now had two toes transplanted onto his right hand.
Copyright Ben Lack Photography Ltd
Man Sprouts Hair From Eyeball
Serena Williams <a href="https://twitter.com/serenawilliams/status/294294580608790529"target="external">tweeted a photo</a> of her swollen ankle with the word, "ouch," after losing to Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals match of the Australian Open Wednesday. Williams reportedly hurt her ankle during a first-round win and played through the pain.
Man With a Hairy Eyeball
A 19-year-old man had a small mass in his eye sprouting several black hairs, according to a case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Doctors successfully removed the mass, called a limbal dermoid.
The New England Journal of Medicine
Kansas Man Has World's Biggest Tonsils
The father of 9-year-old Juarez-born boy suffering from massive tumor examines his shoulder at the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, N.M. His family says U.S. federal agents sent in an armored vehicle earlier in the week to their dangerous Juarez neighborhood to help transport the boy and his parents to Albuquerque, N.M. so the boy could receive treatment.
Russell Contreras/AP Photo
Kansas Man Sets Record for Biggest Tonsils
One of <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/world-record-biggest-tonsils-set-kansas-man/story?id=14105952">Justin Werner's tonsils</a> was 2.1 inches long and 1.1 inches wide, earning him the Guinness World Record for biggest tonsils. Werner, 21, had shrugged off sore throats, snoring, breathing and sleep problems since he was a kid. It was only after a dental hygenist commented on his large tonsils that he considered a tonsillectomy.
Courtesy of Diane Werner
Medical Oddites: Tree in lung
Russian surgeons said what they first believed was a tumor in a man's lungs turned out to be a living, growing fir tree, according to reports in the Russian media. The doctors said they found a tree measuring nearly 2 inches long inside the lung tissues of 28-year-old Artyom Sidorkin. Horticulturalists remain skeptical, however. Tricia Diggins of the Wellesley College Botanical Gardens in Boston told ABCNews.com that while it may be possible for such trees to grow without light, she doubted whether such an environment could yield an apparently normal, green plant.
A 67-year-old Indian woman named Lakhmani recently had surgery to remove a nearly 4-pound parotid tumor from the side of her neck. She had carried the tumor for 25 years, according to surgeon K.K. Handa, as she had been told by doctors near her village of Dariyapur in Jharkhand that an operation to remove it would kill her. However, Handa said Lakhmani is now recovering well after the surgery to remove the growth, one of the biggest of its kind that he had ever seen.
Courtesy of All India Institute of Medical Sciences
PHOTOS Medical Marvels Foot in Brain
While removing what he thought was a benign growth from a newborn's brain, Colorado physician Dr. Paul Grabb found that the growth contained a tiny foot, a partially formed hand, a thigh and another partially formed foot.
"It would be a shock to even the most experienced pathologist cutting into a tumor to see this," he told the ABC affiliate KMGH.
Grabb said he could not tell whether the miniature limbs were from a benign stem cell tumor called a teratoma or the remnants of an identical twin that did not split off and survive -- a condition called fetus in fetu.
Susie Alonso, who is 700 pounds, has been confined to her bed in Bosque County, Texas, for seven months. Alonso says she suffers from an eating disorder, depression and other health troubles that contribute to her obesity. After being stricken with an infection recently, Alonso was unable to travel to the hospital on her own, prompting medical workers to line the inside of an ambulance with pillows and transport Alonso themselves.
140 lb Tumor
Linda Rittenbach, 58, is shown here with one of her physicians before one of her three surgeries to remove two tumors -- which together weighed 140 pounds -- from the area near her stomach. Doctors originally did not suspect that Rittenbach was carrying such massive tumors; they assumed that she was simply overweight.
Courtesy of Linda Rittenbach
140 lb Tumor
The smaller of the two tumors removed from Rittenbach was about the size of a piece of carry-on luggage. Doctors performed a total of three surgeries to cut the growths from Rittenbach's abdomen. Months after the surgery, Rittenbach continues to lose weight.
Courtesy of Linda Rittenbach
Man's Fingers Replaced by Toes
Thomas Beattie is seen wearing a T-shirt logo of his company name, Define Normal. Despite having his breasts removed and growing a beard, the 34-year-old decided to keep his female organs intact in order to preserve his ability to have children.
Man's Fingers Replaced by Toes
When Thomas Beatie and his wife, Nancy, decided they wanted a baby, they used sperm from a donor. Nancy inseminated Beatie at home with a device she said was like a syringe without the needle. They bought it from a veterinarian and it is typically used to feed birds.