Connie Culp is dead: she was the first person in the United States with a face transplant

The hospital in Cleveland, in the Connie Culp in 2008, the surgery had been praised on Twitter as "incredibly brave, lively woman". They had worldwide been th

Connie Culp is dead: she was the first person in the United States with a face transplant

The hospital in Cleveland, in the Connie Culp in 2008, the surgery had been praised on Twitter as "incredibly brave, lively woman". They had worldwide been the longest-living patient of such an intervention. According to media reports, she was 57 years old.

Culp had become a victim of her husband,

Culp was become in 2004, the victim of her husband, tried to kill you with bullets in the head. The woman had no nose and no palate, she could not eat, and only through a hole in the trachea to breathe. The surgeon had replaced 80 percent of its tissue, in addition to the skin, bone, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and even some teeth.

Culp received in a 22-Hour Operation, the face of a dead donor, which was imposed as a mask over the preserved structures of their own face. Culp is the world's fourth patient who received a new face was. The first woman with a face transplant, a French woman was Isabelle Dinoire in 2005.

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Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 19:26

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