French­woman who re­ceived first face trans­plant dies

The Myanmar Times - - World -

The world’s first face trans­plant re­cip­i­ent, French­woman Is­abelle Di­noire, died in April “after a long ill­ness”, a hos­pi­tal said. In 2005, at the age of 38, Ms Di­noire re­ceived a graft com­pris­ing the nose, lips and chin of a brain-dead donor to re­place parts of her face that had been mauled by her dog. The hos­pi­tal in Amiens, north­ern France, con­firmed the death of “Ms D, the first pa­tient in the world to re­ceive a face trans­plant”. The hos­pi­tal said her death had been kept quiet to pro­tect her fam­ily’s pri­vacy.

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