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  • New nose grown by surgeons to replace original one

    Thursday 26th September 2013

    Xiaolian, 22, didn't look after his badly damaged nose following a traffic accident in August, 2012. The infection corroded the cartilage of his nose, making it impossible for surgeons to fix it. They then decided to grow him a new one at a hospital in Fuzhou in Fujian province, China. It was gro...

  • Endoscopy, surgery for pancreatic pseudocysts show equal efficacy

    Monday 16th September 2013

    Endoscopic cystogastrostomy was as effective as surgical cystogastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst drainage in a randomized trial comparing the two approaches. None of the 20 patients randomized to undergo endoscopic treatment, and 1 of 20 patients randomized to undergo surgery, experienced pse...

  • China eye-gouge case: Boy begins implant surgery

    Wednesday 11th September 2013

    The six-year-old Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out has begun surgery that will give him prosthetic eye implants. Guo Bin is being treated at a private hospital in Shenzhen by a doctor who has volunteered his services. But the prosthetic eyes, which will look and feel like real ones, will not...

  • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital offers TV during surgery

    Thursday 5th September 2013

    An increasing number of NHS hospitals around the UK are offering patients an opportunity to watch TV programmes or films while undergoing operations. Hospitals in Glasgow and Peterborough were among the pioneers and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital near Oswestry is also adopti...

  • The living dead: new embalming method aids surgical training

    Friday 30th August 2013

    An embalming technique pioneered in Austria that produces near life-like cadavers for medical use is set to improve surgical skills and accelerate the adoption of new surgical techniques and technology. Using a process developed over several decades, the so-called Thiel soft-fix embalming method ...

 
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