New nose grown on man's forehead

A new nose, grown by surgeons on Xiaolian's forehead, is pictured before being transplanted to...

A new nose, grown by surgeons on Xiaolian's forehead, is pictured before being transplanted to replace the original nose, which is infected and deformed, at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province September 24, 2013. (REUTERS/Stringer)

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, Last Updated: 3:40 PM ET

Surgeons in China are growing a new nose on a man’s forehead to replace his original nose after an infection corroded the cartilage, making it impossible for surgeons to fix it.

Xiaolian, 22, got the infection after neglecting his nasal trauma following a traffic accident in August, 2012.

The new nose is grown by placing a skin tissue expander onto Xiaolian's forehead, cutting it into the shape of a nose and planting a cartilage taken from his ribs.

The surgeons said that the new nose is in good shape and the transplant surgery could be performed soon, local media reported.


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