Belly gives finger a hand
Doctors attached a man's finger to his stomach in the hope that he would re-grow a missing fingertip.In November 2011, 20-year-old furniture shop worker Wang Yongjun sliced the top section off his middle finger when using an electric saw. When he was admitted to hospital in northeast China's Liaoning Province doctors came up with an unusual plan to re-grow his fingertip.
According to Dr Huang, when Wang came in the bone of his middle finger could be seen and muscle and skin were all gone.
He said: "We had to make a quick decision as any delay may lead to finger amputation. So we decided to cultivate a new finger top in his belly".
During surgery doctors cut a skin flap on Wang's stomach and wrapped this around his damaged middle finger.