Doctors remove remaining limbs from quadruple-limb transplant patient
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
AA PhotoAll limbs have been removed from Turkish man Şevket Çavdar, the world's first quadruple-limb transplant patient, after his body refused to accept the new appendages following surgery over the weekend, Anatolia news agency reported.
Çavdar's heart and vascular systems failed to sustain the new limbs, doctors in Ankara said, adding that an operation was conducted immediately to remove the three remaining limbs today following the removal of one of the legs the previous day.
Çavdar is still in intensive care.
Turkish surgeons were forced to remove one leg from Çavdar yesterday due to complications and Çavdar was stable ever since.
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.
The operations were conducted by 54 doctors and 128 health personnel.