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University of Maryland Completes Most Comprehensive Face Transplant Performed to Date

The University of Maryland performed the most extensive full face transplant completed to date, including both jaws, teeth, and tongue. The 36-hour operation occurred on March 19-20, 2012 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center and involved a multi-disciplinary team of faculty physicians from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a team of over 150 nurses and professional staff.

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CG: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore

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