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Wednesday
Nov162011

Chinese Man Has Severed Fingertip Attached to Stomach 

Rubberball/Mike Kemp(LIAONING PROVINCE, China) -- A Chinese man who accidentally severed his finger tip with an electric saw, but doctors managed to save the sliced-off digit by attaching it to his stomach, reports orange.co.uk.

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The muscle and skin had been cut away from the end of his finger leaving only bone showing.  

“We had to make a quick decision or he could have lost his finger,” said Dr. Huang Xuesong. “We decided to cultivate a new fingertip on his stomach."

The technique restores blood circulation in the severed part so it can begin to heal.  The surgery is being called a complete success, and the man will have a new fingertip when it is separated from his stomach and reattached in about a month.

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