Tag: trachea

Korean-Canadian girl gets new windpipe

• May 3, 2013 • Comments (0)

A 2 year old Korean Canadian girl received a new windpipe seeded with her own stem cells.  She is the youngest in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.  Doctors are hopeful that her larynx will now grow normally and that she will eventually be able to speak.


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Voice box and tracheal transplants

• April 24, 2013 • Comments (0)

Dr. Martin Burchall at University College London seems to be one to watch in the field of voice.  He performed the world’s second documented laryngeal and tracheal transplant.  His work using stem cell based transplants shows early promise, although he says it is still “at the edge of science.”  (The thyroplasty which restored my voice [...]

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