Woman Grows New Trachea in Her Arm

From a donor windpipe:

A Belgian woman has a working windpipe after surgeons implanted the trachea from a dead man into her arm, where it grew new blood vessels before being transplanted into her throat.For more than 2½ years, Linda De Croock lived with constant pain from a car accident that smashed her windpipe. The way doctors trained her body to accept donor tissue could yield new methods of growing or nurturing organs within patients, experts say.

via CBC News






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