The medical miracle / Ärzte retten Patientin mit gezüchteter Luftröhre

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The medical miracle

Mother-of-two becomes first transplant patient to receive an organ grown to order in a laboratory

By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor (The Independent)

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

A 30-year-old Spanish woman has made medical history by becoming the first patient to receive a whole organ transplant grown using her own cells.

Experts said the development opened a new era in surgery in which the repair of worn-out body parts would be carried out with personally customised replacements.

Claudia Castillo, who lives in Barcelona, underwent the operation to replace her windpipe after tuberculosis had left her with a collapsed lung and unable to breathe. [...]

Ärzte retten Patientin mit gezüchteter Luftröhre (spiegelonline)

Ein internationales Ärzteteam hat mit einer neuartigen Technik einer jungen Mutter das Leben gerettet. Die Mediziner züchteten ein Luftröhren-Implantat aus Stammzellen, die sie aus dem Rückenmark der Patientin gewonnen hatten, und setzten es der Frau ein. [...]

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