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World’s 1st trachea transplant in Iran

Iranian doctors have carried out an in situ transplant of bio-artificial trachea in humans for the first time in the world.

The transplant was carried out on a 29-year-old woman who had lost her trachea in a car accident.

Doctors at the Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran say the patient is now in good state and breathing easily.

The transplant was carried out without surgery and the method is also helpful in removing malignant tumors, the doctors said.

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