Doctors grows new ear on arm of man who lost an ear in a car accident


Ear grown on arm 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man in China, who lost an ear in a car accident, is rejoicing after doctors managed to grow a new ear on his hand.

The man who was identified as Mr. Ji of Xi'an, was seriously injured as a result of the car accident.

He underwent several surgical procedures, but doctors could not save his right ear. Ji became sad as he felt incomplete without an ear on the right side of his head.

He was sent to Doctor Guo Shuzhong, who devised a way to grow a new ear on his arm and have it implanted on his head in about four months.

Shuzhong first implanted a skin expander under Ji's right arm. In the next step, Shuzhong will take cartilage from Ji’s ribs to create the form of the artificial ear.

The final stage, which will be carried out in the coming months, will involve the fully grown ear being removed from the patient's arm and attached to his head.