World’s first quadruple limb transplant

February 26th, 2012 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS  

Ankara, Feb 26 (IANS) The world’s first successful quadruple limb transplant operation was carried out at a Turkish hospital.

Two arms and two legs of a deceased donor were transplanted to a patient.

The operation lasted from Friday to Saturday at the medical centre of Hacettepe University in Ankara, Xinhua quoted the semi-official Anatolia news agency as saying.

Earlier in January, a triple limb transplant at the Mediterranean University Hospital in Turkey failed as the doctors had to remove the leg due to tissue incompatibility.

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