Plastic surgeons in China were reportedly able to grow a replacement ear on a man’s arm, then transplant the ear onto his head, according to a March 30 article in Xinhua.
According to the article, the man lost his right ear in an accident over a year ago, but surgeons were unable to regenerate another ear over the scar. Doctors at a hospital in Xi’an, the capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, built a new ear using cartilage from the man’s rib and grew it under skin on the man’s arm.
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