Knowledge quadruple limb transplant fails

Published on February 27th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria


Quadruple Limb Transplant Recipient in Turkey Dies After Metabolic Failure

quadruple limb transplant fails

A hospital in Turkey has confirmed that after an ambitious quadruple limb transplant on a 27-year-old patient, the man has died from complications due to the surgery.

Sevket Cavdar was electrocuted in 1998, losing all four of his limbs in the accident. Cavdar received the quadruple limb transplant Friday, but doctors were forced to remove one of the transplanted legs Sunday after the procedure began to fail. Eventually, all four of the man’s new limbs were removed, with 200 doctors working on the case spending 90 hours in an attempt to save Cavdar’s life.

The hospital expressed sadness in announcing the young man’s death Monday night, releasing a statement that read:

“Metabolic imbalance has claimed the life of our patient despite all our efforts.”

Weeks ago, a triple limb transplant in the region failed when doctors were forced to remove a transplanted leg from a patient that also received two arms during the procedure. A second patient underwent a face transplant in Turkey on Friday, and that patient is said to be doing well.



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Kim LaCapria is a writer and editor based in New York. A longtime information junkie, she began blogging full-time at the Inquisitr in 2009. Prior to that, she worked as a marketing assistant in the cosmetics and skincare industry. In addition to her writing for fortytwotimes, she also writes for Medacity and The Inquisitr. Kim is also a contributor for SocialNewsDaily, Indyposted, and TotallyMoney. In the past, she contributed to Lipstick and Luxury and managed social media accounts and blogs for several small and mid-sized businesses.

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