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Girl In China Gets Face Transplant

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FUZHOU, CHINA -

A Chinese girl gets what her country is calling a face transplant.

The seventeen-year-old lost her chin, eyelids and most of an ear in a fire years ago, but she didn't receive a donor's face. Her new face is made from her own tissue.

Surgeons say they implanted tissue from her thigh to her chest and extended the skin that grew there to repair her face.

They transplanted a blood vessel from her leg to neck to supply her new face with blood.

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