In this combo of computer-generated images released by the Vall d'Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, Spain on Friday, April 23, 2010, the various steps undertaken to perform a full-face transplant on a young male patient in late March 2010 are graphically illustrated. The hospital in Spain says it has carried out the world's first full-face transplant, giving a young man who lost his in an accident a new nose, skin, jaws, cheekbones, teeth and other features. (AP Photo/Vall d'Hebron Hospital)
April 24, 2010 7:16:17 PM PDT
By DANIEL WOOLLS - Associated Press Writer
MADRID, Spain (AP) - April 24, 2010 --
A team of surgeons has carried out the world's first full-face transplant on a young Spanish farmer unable to breathe or eat on his own since accidentally shooting himself in the face five years ago.