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Patient receives full face transplant


Surgeons in Spain have performed what they are calling a full face transplant for the first time.

The operation was carried out on a young man who was unable to swallow, speak or breathe properly after a farming accident five years ago.

The BBC's Fergus Walsh reports.


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