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Surgeon Reattaches Woman's Face Using Leeches

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Face Reattach Lot Of LEeches

Lots of leeches.

Leave it to Sweden to reattach a woman's face after a vicious dog attack using about 400 leeches to help the process!

The severe wound spanned from her upper lip all the way to her eye. As she was rushed to hospital her relatives managed to keep hold of the torn off skin and keep it chilled. Doctors at Skane Hospital, in Malmo, southern Sweden, then reattached the flesh with the help of 358 leeches.

The leeches were used to get blood back into the torn off skin.

It was successful, but she'll need further reconstructive surgery down the road. For now, though, they've saved a lot of her face, including her whole nose, thanks to those little critters!

Amazing what nature and science can do together!

[Image via AP Images.]

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