Just How Safe Are Facial Transplants? Death Of Isabelle Dinoire Accentuates Concerns

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Just How Safe Are Facial Transplants? Death Of Isabelle Dinoire Accentuates Concerns

The first-ever person to have a face transplant, Frenchwoman Isabelle Dinoire, has died at the age of 49, French doctors say. Now, her death has accentuated concerns about the safety of a procedure that was once unheard of a little over a decade ago.

The Amiens University Hospital in northern France said in a statement Tuesday that Dinoire died in April after a long illness. The hospital didn’t release any further details, and it remains unclear if her illness — and subsequent death — was related to the transplant.

 


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