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In one of the most complex transplant surgeries ever performed, an international team of surgeons in California have restored the voice of a woman who had been unable to speak for more than a decade.

The successful team of surgeons replaced the larynx (also known as the voice box), thyroid gland and trachea in 52-year-old Brenda Jensen who had lost her ability to speak and breathe on her own.

Jensen is only the second person in the world to undergo a rare voice box transplant.

Al Jazeera's Bhanu Bhatnagar reports.

Source: Al Jazeera