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Patient grows ear for transplant on his arm

By Ma Lie in Xi'an ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-11-10 08:27:37

Doctors treating a man who lost his right ear in a car accident have helped him grow a new one - on his arm.

The patient, identified only as Ji, who is in his late 30s, was injured a year ago and has been receiving treatment from Guo Shuzhong, an expert in reconstructive surgery at the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, Shaanxi province.

Guo, who has 33 years of experience, and his colleague, Shu Maoguo, devised a three-step reconstruction plan using part of the patient's rib cartilage.

Patient grows ear for transplant on his arm

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