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Man Has New Nose Grown On His Forehead

A Chinese man has had a new nose grown on his forehead. The man, who has only been named as Xia...

Man Has New Nose Grown On His Forehead

A Chinese man has had a new nose grown on his forehead.

The man, who has only been named as Xiaolian, had the treatment to create a replacement for his original nose which was infected and deformed.

Man Has New Nose Grown On His Forehead
Xiaolian, 22, had a new nose grown on his forehead after his original one was irreparably damaged in a traffic accident. The new nose was sculpted from cartilage taken from his ribs

The procedure was carried out at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province.

The 22-year-old damaged his nose in a traffic accident in August 2012 but failed to seek treatment.

As a result, an infection corroded the cartilage leaving the surgeons unable to repair it.

They were left with no choice but to grow him a new nose and then to transplant it in place of his damaged one.

Man Has New Nose Grown On His Forehead
Doctors say that they will soon be able to carry out a transplant operation to replace the damaged nose with the newly grown one

The nose was created by placing a skin tissue expander onto Xiaolian’s forehead.

This was cut into the shape of a nose and was supported by cartilage taken from the man’s ribs.

Surgeons say that the nose has developed well and that the transplant surgery will be carried out soon.

Man Has New Nose Grown On His Forehead

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