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The world’s first titanium hemipelvis transplant has taken place.


An Italian teenager suffering from osteosarcoma has had half his pelvis replaced by a titanium transplant in what medics at Turin’s university hospital centre are stating is a world’s first. Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer that tends to occur at the sites of bone growth, it is the proliferation of osteoblastic cells in this region that lead to the transformation

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