Wednesday, 20 July 2011

First synthetic organ transplant

Swedish surgeons performed the first transplant of synthetic - artificial trachea coated with a layer of stem cells from bone marrow of the patient.

First of synthetic grafts were performed before the month in Stockholm. Artificial trachea transplant was 36-year-old patient who was suffering from cancer. He is feeling well after surgery, reports the agency.

In the historic transplant and scientists participated in the University of London, who modeled a copy of the patient's nitrogen-dimensional scanning. The surgery lasted 12 hours, a team of doctors led by a surgeon from Spain Paolo Macijarini.

For this type of donor transplantation not required and there is no risk of rejection of transplanted organs.

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