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Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

A savage pit bull attack results in the total dismembering of a teenage girl's ear. And though the ear remains fully intact, complications during the initial reattachment process raise the real risk she could lose her ear forever.
Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant

Doctors in Belgium say they've successfully transplanted windpipes in six patients by first placing donor tissue in the patients' arms.
After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear

During his 10-year struggle with basal cell carcinoma, Henry Fiorentini emerged minus his right ear, and minus the hearing that goes with it.
Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients

Doctors have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginas into four teenage girls suffering from a rare birth defect, creating new organs with feel and function comparable to that of a "natural" vagina, a new study reports.
Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds

Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, a new study finds.
Complication Rate After Adult Tonsillectomy Higher Than Thought

Twenty percent of adults who get their tonsils removed develop complications, a new study shows.
Hernia Repair Recovery Often Longer Than Expected

People who undergo surgery to repair an abdominal hernia may underestimate how long their recovery will take, new research indicates.
Aspirin May Not Protect Heart After Non-Cardiac Surgeries: Study

Giving aspirin to patients around the time of surgery may do them more harm than good, a large new study finds.
Preventive Steroids May Not Help Heart Bypass

Although steroids are often given to patients undergoing heart bypass surgery, a large new study suggests this common practice has no benefit and could actually be harmful.
More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes

Weight-loss surgery might do more than help people shed pounds. For some who have the surgery, it may also put type 2 diabetes into remission for several years, a new study suggests.

 

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