Face Transplantation

A self-explanatory procedure that was Hollywood fiction in 1997 (Face/Off, starring Nicholas Cage and John Travolta, John Woo, director), and a reality 10 years later, with operations planned or already under team belts in France, US, UK and China
Indications Patients disfigured by trauma, including gunshot wound, maulings—dogs, bears—burns, birth defects, neurofibromatosis, etc.
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Rejection is likely to be a chronic issue with face transplantation, so there was significant doubt as to whether or not another transplant could even be performed, let alone succeed.
He adds, "Pediatric face transplantation will likely occur in the near future.
The field of face transplantation is young, and we are all learning about our interventions and their outcomes," Pomahac said.
A team of surgeons under the leadership of Professor Jean-Michel Dubernard and Professor Bernard Devauchelle carries out in Amiens (France) on 27 November 2005 the world's first partial face transplantation in a human.
Siemionow, Immunological Aspects of Face Transplantation, in The Know-How of Face Transplantation 25, 26 (Maria Z.
The country is 3rd in the world with regard to liver, bone marrow, kidney and face transplantation operations.
Kaya's surgery became the seventh face transplantation performed in Turkey in the past two years.
But, we need a long-term strategic plan for solving the problems that face transplantation in the United States.
In case of face transplantation, facial tissue from a donor is transferred to reconstruct the defect, restore essential life-sustaining functions like breathing, chewing and speaking and, above all, re-establish normal human appearance.
In a statement, the RCS said: "The College still has grave concerns about face transplantation, and will continue to advocate a cautious approach, but in the light of research over the last three years, and more recent evidence, the working party will suggest minimum requirements that must be fulfilled before a unit or institution should contemplate undertaking facial transplantation.
The RCS said: "The college still have grave concerns about face transplantation.
In a statement, the RCS said, 'The College still has grave concerns about face transplantation, and will continue to advocate a cautious approach, but in the light of research over the last three years, and more recent evidence, the working party will suggest minimum requirements that must be fulfilled before a unit or institution should contemplate undertaking facial transplantation.