Charla Nash received a full-face transplant after she was mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009.
December 29, 2011 Surgeons make full-face transplants a reality for people with severely disfigured faces. Three such operations were performed successfully in Boston this year, a turning point in the field.
August 11, 2011 Charla Nash's face was mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009. Before the transplant, she wore a veil to conceal her grotesquely misshapen visage. Her transplanted face is smooth and normally proportioned, with little or no sign it came from another person, whose family consented to the donation after death.
A surgical team performs a full face transplant on Charla Nash at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
June 10, 2011 Charla Nash, the woman whose face and hands were mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009, received a new face from surgeons at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She also received transplanted hands, but they had to be removed after a blood infection.
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