Soldier Gets Full-Face Transplant

Dr. Donald Annino, Jr. with Mark Hunter prior to surgery. (Photo courtesy: Lightchaser Photography/BWH)

BOSTON (CBS) – “Surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have given a soldier from Indiana a new face.

30-year-old Army Private Mitch Hunter of Indianapolis was left severely disfigured after saving a woman’s life during a car accident ten years ago. He pushed a live wire off her and suffered a severe shock. It left him with a severely scarred face, a prosthetic nose and leg.

A team of more than 30 physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists and residents worked for more than 14 hours to replace Hunter’s face last week.”

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