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Spanish hospital says performed first complete face transplant

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While 11 other face transplants have been carried out around the world previously, Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron hospital said they involved only part of the patient’s face. During the 22-hour-long operation, the unidentified young man received new facial muscles, skin, nose, lips, jaw, teeth, palate and cheekbones, the leader of the medical team that carried out the procedure, Joan Pere B...

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