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September 25, 2013
Video: Doctors grow nose on man's forehead
FUZHOU CITY, China — Surgeons at a hospital will transplant a new nose grown on a patient’s forehead to his nasal spot in Fuzhou City, east China’s Fujian Province. The patient, nicknamed”Xiaolian”, 22, suffered a severe nasal trauma in a serious car accident in August 2012.
He just received basic medical remedy rather than a plastic surgery out of financial concerns following the accident.
After months, however, his condition was infected due to absence of surgery and his nasal cartilage started to be corroded, making it impossible for surgeons to do nasal reconstruction. However, surgeons came up with an idea of growing a nose on Xiaolian’s forehead — a medical practice never tried in the world.
Full story: Doctors grow nose on man’s forehead