Quadruple-limb transplant patient dies in Turkish capital
Şevket ÇavdarDoctors at Ankara's Hacettepe University Hospital announced that Şevket Çavdar, the world's first quadruple-limb transplant patient, has died due to complications rising from the failed operation.
All four limbs attached to his body were removed after Çavdar's heart and vascular systems failed to sustain the new limbs, doctors in Ankara had said earlier and had stated Çavdar was being kept in intensive care.
A later anouncement said Çavdar died due to metabolic instability at around 7:20 p.m. today.
A separate patient who received a full face transplant yesterday – the second such transplant in Turkish history following the first operation last month – is still in fair condition.