Weird! Does Grafted Skin Retain Some of Its Original Nature?
A friend told a small group of us something very peculiar, indeed. He said his wife had been hurt badly in an accident on the one side of her face, particularly around her eye.
Surgery was performed, using skin taken from her neck. The graft healed well, but that is not the end of our story.
Our friend told us that if he rubbed the graft on his wife's face, she felt it on her neck, where the graft had been taken.
Has anything like this ever appeared in the literature, or has anyone else experienced this?
It brought back to our minds the probably unrelated concept of phantom pain , whereby an amputee "feels" pain in the space his amputated limb would have occupied.
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