BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Johns Hopkins doctors are once again making history–this time by using a woman’s own tissue to build her a new ear.
Derek Valcourt explains with doctors’ help, her own body has replaced what an aggressive form of cancer took away.
You don’t have to tell Sherrie Walters her story sounds like science fiction.
“No, I feel like an experiment,” Walters said.
The discovery of a rapidly-spreading basal cell cancer in her ear in 2008 required the removal of part of her ear, part of her skull and her left ear canal. But now, in a groundbreaking and complicated set of surgeries, Johns Hopkins doctors have attached a new ear made from Walters’ own tissue.
The slideshow at the bottom is really awesome but rather graphic.
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