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The Woman Who Grew a New Ear on Her Arm

The woman who grew a new ear on her arm
Doctors at Johns Hopkins have successfully grown an ear on a woman's arm. Sherrie Walters, 42, had an ear grown on her arm to replace one removed after developing basal cell carcinoma in 2008.
The illness meant that she had her ear, a piece of her skull and her ear canal removed. 

She is now the first person ever to have their ear regrown using cartilage t

aken from her rib. The team of surgeons, led by Dr. Patrick Byrne, took rib cartilage to shape a new ear, according to Red Orbit. In an experimental procedure, it was placed under the skin and allowed to grow for four months before being transplanted into her head.


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