Full face transplant results of chimpanzee attack victim revealed

June 13th, 2011 by Staff

www.mirror.co.uk – The new face of a woman mauled by a chimpanzee has been revealed.

Charla Nash, 57, received a full face transplant two years after being mauled by a friend’s pet chimp, losing her hands, lips, nose and eyes.

But last month a team of 30 medical staff rebuilt her face in a 20 hour transplant operation.

The surgery also included a double hand transplant, but after initial success, complications from pneumnoia led to the failure of the hands and their removal.

Charla’s nose, lips, facial skin, muscles and nerves, as well as her teeth and palate were replaced. This will mean clearer speech and, eventually, doctors believe she will regain her sense of smell as well as be able to smile, eat normally and have facial expressions.

The procedure was performed at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which has carried out America’s previous two face transplants.

2 Responses

  1. jason


  2. buddy

    never really realized how much damage was actually dealt.morbid……

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