Chinese doctors grow new ear on man's arm, transplant it
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Chinese doctors grow new ear on man's arm, transplant it
An artificial ear grown on a man's arm for three months has been successfully trans planted onto his head. The man, whose surname was given as Ji, underwent the remarkable procedure on Wednesday.

He lost his right ear in a traffic accident in north China's Shanxi Province last year.

To help him restore his hearing, plastic surgeon Guo Shuzhong who works at the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University in the neighboring Shaanxi Province planted an artificial ear on his arm.

"The accident not only took his ear, but also destroyed most of the blood vessels and skin around the ear.Therefore, conventional artificial ears cannot work for him. We decided to grow a new ear on his arm in advance," said Guo.

To grow an artificial ear, doctor Guo and his team first stretched Ji's skin on his arm with a skin expander.....

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