A plastic surgeon in China has successfully grown an artificial ear on a man's arm in a pioneering medical procedure.
The patient, surnamed Ji, lost his right ear in an accident and yearned to have it back, reports Huanqiu.com, an affiliation to People's Daily.
Doctor Guo Shuzhong from a hospital in Xi'an, China's Shaanxi Province, used Mr Ji's cartilage from his ribs to build the new ear; and he expects to transplanted the organ to the man's head in about four months.
null, moments ago
I wonder if they could grow another dlck for me, I've worn out the first one
MyOpinion, Midwest, United States, 23 minutes ago
I'd like to get about six ears, so my new surround sound would be more realistic.
I Hang, Las Vegas, United Kingdom, 5 hours ago
So, if you wish yourd ick was a foot, you could get your wish.
Kris Atkins, Lakewood, United States, 7 hours ago
Maybe they will grow a brain for Obama!
Bob Mednick, Chicago, United States, 8 hours ago
Trevor is correct... this story is factually incorrect! This is a cosmetic procedure only.
Jasonn, Long Beach, 8 hours ago
Can you hear me now?
Jim Carrey, akron, United States, 9 hours ago
I had one of my ears ripped off by an angry rabbit. Doctors, through genetic engineering, grew a new ear on my buttox. Problem is, now my head farts.
guppypants, Orlando, United States, 9 hours ago
So why did they grow it on the guy's arm, instead of someplace less obvious, like say.....I don't know.......on the side of his head?
Savs, Southend, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
Hope he hasn't got hairy arms!
pugsey, brisbane, Australia, 14 hours ago
Just how can an ear transplant restore someones hearing?Get your reporter to use some common sense instead of guess work.The external ear just 'directs' sound,people without ears can hear they just have a problem working out the direction of the sound.If you are deaf a new ear will make no difference whatsoever.
Eddy Simons, LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago
Having had surgeons performing the same procedure for many years in Liverpool
ajr987, Somewhere, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago
This is amazing
St. George GB, Midlands, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago