Indian doctors grow nose on forehead

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Doctors in India have replaced a 12-year-old boy’s damaged nose with a new one which was grown on his forehead.

Arun Patel’s nose was badly damaged and disfigured when he suffered from pneumonia as a baby.

The infection damaged the cartilage of his nose, making it difficult for doctors to fix it.

A similar operation was carried out in China in 2013 where a man who had damaged his nose in a traffic accident was given a new one.

Arun’s parents took him to a doctor in their village in the central state of Madhya Pradesh when he suffered from pneumonia soon after his birth.

But the treatment made his condition worse and he lost his nose due to extensive tissue damage.
More than a decade later, a team of doctors in Indore city decided to conduct a rare four-phased plastic surgery to give Arun a new nose.

The entire operation took about a year to finish.

9 Responses

  1. The entire operation took a year to complete?! That’s just so sad! I feel very sorry for the boy.

  2. This is fascinating. I have seen something similar with growing an ear on a rat. I am really pleased that this boy has a new nose.

  3. wow soooo sad! i am soo sorry 4 him anybody say hes a freak then i will mush them up

  4. I feel so bad for him! Best wishes to the Patel family and I hope Arun will get healed.

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