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PRS Global magazine awarded Dr. Jerzy Kolasiński from Poznań the “Best Case Report – Gold Award” for his article titled "Total Breast Reconstruction with Fat Grafting Combined with Internal Tissue Expansion”.
Grzegorz Lipiński was rushed to hospital after being struck down by the killer virus in August. The ground-breaking operation was carried out after his lungs had failed so badly that they weren’t even showing up on x-rays.
After beating leukemia the nine-year-old caught the killer virus. She has now been named a hero for triumphing over both.
Miracle surgeon Adam Maciejewski has been awarded the prestigious Godina fellowship for his ground-breaking multi-organ transplants.
Professor Adam Maciejewski from the Oncology Centre in Gliwice was recognized by the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) for completely rebuilding the internal organs of a six-year-old boy’s neck by transplanting a new larynx, trachea and throat, as well as bone marrow.
After swallowing toxic chemicals, the boy had to be fed directly via his intestines, breathed through a tracheostomy tube and never learned to speak. Now surgeons have carried out a world-first by completely rebuilding his internal organs.
After several years of stagnation, the number of organ transplants in Poland is increasing, according to the latest data from the 'Poltransplant' transplant coordination centre. In 2017, 1,531 organs were transplanted, the largest number in five years.