3rd partial face transplant

February 1, 2007

Paris - French doctors performed a partial face transplant in late January on a man disfigured by a genetic disorder, giving him a new nose, mouth and chin and replacing part of his cheeks.

Paris - French doctors performed a partial face transplant in late January on a man disfigured by a genetic disorder, giving him a new nose, mouth and chin and replacing part of his cheeks.

The 15-hour operation was the world's third partial face transplant.

The 29-year-old patient suffered from the genetic condition neurofibromatosis, which causes tumors to grow on nerve tissue throughout the body, the doctors says.