Surgeons gave a boy new ears made of his own ribs

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Doctors restored the ears of a 9-year-old child using his own tissue, says BBC. The operation was conducted at a hospital in Great Ormond Street in London. It...

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Surgeons Doctors restored the ears of a 9-year-old child using his own tissue, says BBC. The operation was conducted at a hospital in Great Ormond Street in London.

It is known that the boy was born deaf and without ears. This anomaly is known as microtia. Instead of ears on his head were only small growths.

A previous surgery was able to give him a hearing (his doctors implanted a hearing aid), and recently they reconstructed the ears too.

As a model thay took the ears of his mother. The surgeons took cartilage from six of his ribs, cut it and sew it up again, according to a predetermined shape. This structure was inserted in pockets of skin. Thus he got real ears.Surgeons Doctors restored the ears of a 9-year-old child using his own tissue, says BBC. The operation was conducted at a hospital in Great Ormond Street in London.

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