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skuthorp
09-26-2013, 05:18 PM
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http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/09/26/nose_transplant_chinese_man_xiaolian_grows_extra_n ose_on_forehead.html

The 22-year-old man, identified by Reuters only as Xiaolian, apparently had his first nose disfigured in a traffic accident last year, but didn't get it treated. Over time it became infected, inflicting irreparable damage. Doctors responded with the obvious workaround.

"The new nose is grown by placing a skin tissue expander onto Xiaolian's forehead, cutting it into the shape of a nose and planting a cartilage taken from his ribs," Reuters explains. The idea is to eventually transplant the new nose to the traditional spot in the middle of the patient's face.

The Bigfella
09-26-2013, 05:33 PM
Ah old two face

Just imagine what his nickname would be if he'd damaged something else

Nicholas Scheuer
09-26-2013, 05:47 PM
Does he sneeze through that extra nose when he gets his hair in it?