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Triple limb transplant - complication

2012-01-22 19:01

Ankara - A Turkish doctor whose 25-member team performed the world's first triple limb transplant - two arms and a leg - says the leg has been removed due to tissue incompatibility.

Dr Omer Ozkan says 34-year-old Atilla Kavdir is in stable condition after the removal of the leg on Sunday, a day after it was attached. Kavdir lost his arms and right leg when he was 11 after he hit power lines outside his home with an iron rod to scare away pigeons and received an electric shock.

Ozkan said another patient who received a full face transplant from the same donor is in stable condition. It was Turkey's first face transplant.

Comments
  • goyougoodthing - 2012-01-22 19:32

    'Wave your hands in the air like you just don't care' takes on a new meaning.

  • Ken - 2012-01-22 19:57

    Shame, the poor man. I really hope that things improve for him.

  • TheWatcher - 2012-01-22 21:09

    lets hope the at least one of the arms manage to take properly. Poor guy.

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