She lost her ear in an accident. Doctors on her own forearm "grown" new
Two years ago, Private Shamika Burrage nearly died in a serious car accident. As a result of the incident, she lost her entire left ear. However, scientists have managed to "grow" for her new ear on her own forearm, and then transplant it into place.
The complete ear reconstruction was performed at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Cartilage for the new ear was taken from Burrage’s ribs. The modelled ear was then transplanted under the skohand of her forearm to allow it to grow.
Because the ear is formed from comorek of the patient, there is no problem of treating the implanted under skohand model as an intruder by the body. It also allows blood flow to the form and its growth. After a few months under skora of the forearm, blood vessels are already formed in the new ear and the organ can be transplanted to the head of the.
– If someone doesn’t know it and doesn’t know the whole story either, they won’t notice any r in five yearsofrogs – said Govowny surgeon in charge of the Burrage case Lt. Col. Owen Johnson.
Initially, the serial was offered a prosthesis, but as soon as she heard of the possibility "grown" for her new ear, she didn’t think long about it. – I was going to wear a prosthesis, although what I really wanted was a new ear. When I heard the doctors’ proposal, I was a bit apprehensive, but I wanted to see what it would bring – said Burrage.
Serial a few days after the procedure to transplant the ear from her forearm to its proper place can hear perfectly well. Rownie well. – I don’t have a cavityoin hearing. Dr. Johnson reopened the ear canal, ktory was damaged after an accident – admitted Burrage.
This is the first such transplant performed by the US military. However, this type of treatment has been carried out around the world before. Chinese surgeon Guo Shuzhonga admitted that in the Middle Kingdom similar procedures are performed on about 500 children each year.
Probably the first human ear has been artificially "bred" Under the skor r mice in 1995. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School were behind this pioneering project. The mouse wore an ear on its back, and its photos sparked a wave of controversy over genetic engineering.
But a lot has changed over these 20 years. The once controversial procedure is now standard in many centers and does not currently provoke opposition.