Nose grown on man's forehead
A man in China has a new nose growing on his forehead in preparation for transplant surgery, doctors say.

Nose grown on man's forehead

Posted:Sep 26, 2013 4:56 PM ET

Last Updated:Sep 26, 2013 4:57 PM ET

A new nose, grown by surgeons on Xiaolian's forehead, is pictured before being transplanted to replace the original nose, which is infected and deformed, at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province earlier this week.

A new nose, grown by surgeons on Xiaolian's forehead, is pictured before being transplanted to replace the original nose, which is infected and deformed, at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province earlier this week. China Stringer Network/Reuters

A new nose, grown by surgeons on Xiaolian's forehead, is pictured before being transplanted to replace the original nose, which is infected and deformed, at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province earlier this week. A new nose, grown by surgeons on Xiaolian's forehead, is pictured before being transplanted to replace the original nose, which is infected and deformed, at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province earlier this week. (China Stringer Network/Reuters)

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    A man in China has a new nose growing on his forehead in preparation for transplant surgery, doctors say.

    The 22-year-old, named Xiaolian, lost his original nose after a car collision last year. Surgeons were unable to repair his severe nasal trauma.

    The only alternative was to take cartilage from his ribs, cut it into the shape of a nose, place it onto Xiaolian's forehead and grow new skin over it.

    Surgeons at a hospital in Fuzhou in Fujian province say they expect to transplant the new nose soon.

    Previously, a human ear has been grown on an arm.

    With files from Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Reuters
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