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Woman who underwent world's first partial face transplant doing well

One of the French doctors who conducted the world's first partial face transplant said Sunday that the 38-year-old patient is "perfect," in good psychological condition and doing well medically.

Jean-Michel Dubernard, who had previously conducted the world's first hand and forearm transplants, said by telephone the woman, operated on a week ago, would remain hospitalized in the southeastern city of Lyon for four to six weeks. She received a section of a nose, lips and chin in the transplant surgery, reported AP. P.T.