Ever seen anything bizarre and tried to judge it? Well, there is a reason why is something so unusual. It is surely not by voluntary choice, it was a left out choice. Here is exactly that. The list of bizarre looking transplants is enough to shock you.
We turn to the advanced technology used in modern medicine when we are faced with life-threatening conditions, whether due to an injury or a disease. Today, the doctors and surgeons have grown by leaps and bounds to perform some incredible surgeries. This is to improve the health of the patients or to save their lives.
Transplants are risky and take immense courage not only on the part of the patient but also on the part of the surgeon. There is patience, skill, experience and a lot of precaution involved. Here are ten such transplants that will make you wonder on the magnanimity of the process.
In 1997, he met with an accident with a shotgun, that left his face disfigured. For many years he wore a hat and mask. In 2012, he underwent a transplant operation that lasted for 36 hours. There was a rebuilding of his nose and jaw at the time of the surgery.
In 2010, when the Chinese little girl was on her way to school, she was hit by a tractor. Her left hand was severed from the body and could not be reattached due to immense damage. So, doctors grafted the hand to the right calf where it could heal for three months. Once healthy, the hand was successfully transplanted to her left arm. A lucky girl.
This person went a penis transplant. But, later got it removed as he and his wife weren't comfy to be around someone else's penis.
In 2002, he met with an accident when he fell into a chaff-cutting machine. Both of his arms were amputated from his shoulders. And in 2008, he was the first to get two successful donor arms transplanted.
There was a boy who had lost much of his vision due to an unfortunate accident. Thus, at that time there wasn't any such technology to transplant a complete eye. So, doctors in China provided him a pig's cornea.
There was a tumour in her body that had spread to multiple organs. So, doctors removed all the infected organs. There was a transplant of liver, stomach, oesophagus, spleen, pancreas and small intestine in 2012.
The beauty of this was that one of them gave birth to a child in 2015. So, the mother and the child were born from the same womb.
In 2015, he had the most expensive facial transplant. He was a former firefighter whose face was severely damaged when he was trapped in a burning house in 2001. So, doctors opted for a full facial transplant. This is truly incredible. Thanks to the advancement of science that people get a new life.
More strength to those who have undergone such courageous surgeries.
Harry Buncke, who was called Father of Microsurgery who died in 2008 did this kind of surgery for the first time in 1964 on a rhesus monkey. Later, John R. Cobbett performed the first such human transplant at the Queen Victoria Hospital in England in 1968 and now there are a number of doctors who are making this kind of surgeries successful.