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Doctors at Johns Hopkins have attached a new ear to a patient that was grown on her own forearm.

Doctors at Johns Hopkins have attached a new ear to a patient that was grown on her own forearm.

In 2008, Sherrie Walters was diagnosed with aggressive basal cell cancer, and had to have part of her ear, skull, and ear canal removed. But she has been the first patient to receive a new procedure that uses rib cartilage to build an entirely new ear, spearheaded by Dr. Patrick Byrne, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. The new ear was then placed under the skin of her arm for months to grow. Which is incredible! Reconstructive surgery like this is one, among others, is one of the best and most human uses of all the scientific might we have at our disposal. 📷•Medicogram• #letslearn #plasticsurgery #surgery #anatomy #health #medicine #implants #patients #hospital #medicogram

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