Hunter undergoes face transplant after tragic accident

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Hunter undergoes face transplant after tragic accident

A 64-year-old Canadian man who was left disfigured in a hunting accident seven years ago can now chew, smell, speak and breathe properly after undergoing the country’s first face transplant.

Prior to the surgery, he had trouble breathing, eating, sleeping and speaking.  (University of Montreal)

According to a news release from the University of Montreal, the 30-hour operation took place in May and required the collaboration of over 100 medical personnel, specialists and surgeons.

“This delicate operation is the result of years of concerted, meticulous work by an incredible team and the incredible bravery and cooperation of the patient and his family,” Dr. Daniel Borsuk, lead surgeon of the Hospital Maisonneuve-Rosemont and University of Montreal, said in the news release.

The man, whose name was not revealed in the press release, had undergone five reconstructive surgeries…

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