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Spanish girl transplanted two arms

December 17 2006

Spain became the first resident of women who have had a double transplant donor source. The operation, performed by surgeons in La Fe Hospital in Valencia, lasted more than 10 hours.

According to doctors, now 47-year-old patient recovers quickly and feels good. Has survived a double transplant woman with the permission of doctors appeared briefly before reporters. Despite the heavy bandages on her hands she looked quite cheerful and contented. According to her, she thinks that her new hands look great.

A resident of Castellón Alba, full name is not called, lost both his hands about 30 years ago after an explosion in a chemical laboratory. Donor for the operation, held on 30 November, a woman, who died in a car accident.

Transplantation of both transplants were performed in 1910 by surgeons and anesthesiologists. The main task of the doctors were right to attach the bones, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves of the donor hands to the body of the patient.

So far in the world have been six successful double hand transplants. The first such operation was conducted in 2000. In all previous cases, the transplant patients turned out to men, transmit Mednovosti.

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