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(AP) - The Cleveland Clinic says it has done the nation's first almost total face transplant.

A hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday that the operation was done a couple weeks ago. Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow (SIM'-en-now) replaced 80 percent of a woman's face with that of a dead female donor.


The patient's name and age were not released.

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