World`s first quadruple limb transplant

Updated: Feb 26, 2012, 09:04 AM IST

Ankara: The world`s first successful quadruple limb transplant operation was carried out at a Turkish hospital.

Two arms and two legs of a deceased donor were transplanted to a patient.

The operation lasted from Friday to Saturday at the medical centre of Hacettepe University in Ankara, Xinhua quoted the semi-official Anatolia news agency as saying.

Earlier in January, a triple limb transplant at the Mediterranean University Hospital in Turkey failed as the doctors had to remove the leg due to tissue incompatibility.