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World’s first double-leg transplant has limbs amputated due to unrelated illness

The world’s first double-leg transplant patient has had both limbs amputated after an unrelated illness forced him to stop taking anti-rejection drugs, the Spanish hospital that carried out the operation said Tuesday. “The patient who had two legs transplanted at the Hospital La Fe in 2011 had to undergo an…

Man gets ‘most extensive’ face transplant ever

A US man who lost his lips, nose and teeth in a 1997 gun accident has received the most extensive face transplant to date, according to doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Richard Lee Norris, 37, had undergone several life-saving and reconstructive surgeries after the accident but had…