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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The aim of face transplantation, classified under composite tissue transplantations, is to gain functionality while providing aesthetic improvement that has not been achieved by classic reconstruction surgeries.
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.
A position paper in support of face transplantation in the blind.
The patient was evaluated by a multidisciplinary team, and voluntarily enrolled in the face transplantation clinical trial at the NYU Langone Medical Center (clinicaltrials.gov number NCT02158793; Institutional Review Board protocol # I14-00550).
However, no study to date has comprehensively assessed the recovery of emotional expression after full-face transplant or evaluated modifications in the somatosensory cortex after face transplantation [5].
"Our analysis finds no physical, psychological, or ethical barrier that disqualifies children from undergoing face transplantation," comments Alexandre Marchac of Hpital Europen Georges-Pompidou, Paris, lead author of the new report.
"The field of face transplantation is young, and we are all learning about our interventions and their outcomes," Pomahac said."We studied why transplanted faces seem to age fast as well as we could, but we don't really know many other things: When does this process end?
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.
Schultz et al., "CT angiography for surgical planning in face transplantation candidates," American Journal of Neuroradiology, vol.
Kaya's surgery became the seventh face transplantation performed in Turkey in the past two years.