Tongue Transplant

The first recipient of such a transplant had tongue cancer, which made it impossible for him to speak, swallow, or open his mouth; the organ came from a brain-dead donor. The success was short-lived; the cancer recurred and the patient died 13 months after surgery
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World's first tongue transplant performed In Austria
A 42-year-old man who had a malignant tumor on his tongue and jaw has become the world's first tongue transplant recipient.
SURGEONS have successfully carried out the world's first face, jaw and tongue transplant.
A 42-year-old Austrian man with a malignant tumor of the tongue reportedly became the first human tongue transplant recipient.
The first ever patient to receive a tongue transplant was recovering yesterday and showing no signs of rejecting his new organ, doctors said.
is fully aware that cigarettes dull the taste buds, but Sarah assured her that La Cocina's feeble fare would make a tongue transplant seem like a very bad investment.
DOCTORS have successfully carried out the world's first face, jaw and tongue transplant.
A 42-year-old man who had a malignant tumor on his tongue and jaw becomes the world's first tongue transplant recipient.
THE world's first tongue transplant patient is recovering well but there is a chance he may have lost his sense of taste, surgeons said yesterday.
THE world's first tongue transplant patient is recovering well but may have lost his sense of taste, surgeons said yesterday.