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Cancer patient has shoulder made from elbow

1st September 2008

Surgeons at Leeds General Hospital have created a shoulder from the elbow of a teenage cancer patient who had a limb amputated.

The male patient's surgeon Professor Kay told the BBC: "The most awful thing for an upper limb reconstructive surgeon to do is to remove an arm - it's a dreadful thing to do. But by using the bits that would be discarded, you can pluck a little bit of comfort."  

 

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Article Information

Title: Cancer patient has shoulder made from elbow
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 8069
Date Added: 1st Sep 2008

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