Turkish Hospital Announces Failure of World’s 1st Quadruple Limb Transplant

Turkish Hospital Announces Failure of World’s 1st Quadruple Limb Transplant

A 27- year- old would certainly loses hope to live his life normal again like any other human being with two arms and two legs after a Turkish hospital announced failure of the world’s first quadruple limb transplant. The statement has come from the researchers of Hacettepe University, who said that the transplant did not succeed and they had to remove both arms and the legs that were transplanted on the 27-year-old, Sevket Cavdar, due to tissue incompatibility.

Hopes have presently shattered for Mr. Cavdar, who lost his arms and legs in the year 1998 when he was accidentally electrocuted. He initially regained some of his lost confidence towards his life when he was informed about the triple limb transplant, which he underwent two months ago at another hospital in Southern city of Antalya.

The failed limb transplant was followed with a limb transplant procedure, which he underwent on Friday night when the doctors attached the limbs on him. Unfortunately, the operations have failed and the doctors had to remove a leg from the patient also due to tissue incompatibility.

A team of almost 50 doctors was involved in the world's first ever quadruple limb transplant, which was carried out by surgeons at a Turkish hospital to attach two arms and two legs to the young man. The operation ran for 20 hours and all the 50 doctors helped attach the limbs to his body.

Following the procedure, Head Physician Dr. Murat Tuncer, has appealed people to donate blood and help the young man to overcome all the possible complications that exist post his surgery that was held at Hacettepe University Hospital in the country's capital, Ankara.

No further details about the patients have been revealed by the doctors.


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