Facial transplantation is a revolutionary procedure developed recently, which is indicated if autologous transfers fail to restore human appearance. More than 30 patients have undergone facial transplantation in different centers worldwide. Here, we provide an update on its main anatomical, surgical, immunological, ethical, and follow- up aspects. We also provide innovative perspectives of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering that could hold promise for this emerging surgical field.

Facial transplantation. An update of results and perspectives from tissue engineering / Simonacci, Francesco; Toni, Roberto; Raposio, Edoardo. - In: ANNALI ITALIANI DI CHIRURGIA. - ISSN 2239-253X. - 88:(2017), pp. 352-359.

Facial transplantation. An update of results and perspectives from tissue engineering

SIMONACCI, FRANCESCO;TONI, Roberto;RAPOSIO, Edoardo
2017-01-01

Abstract

Facial transplantation is a revolutionary procedure developed recently, which is indicated if autologous transfers fail to restore human appearance. More than 30 patients have undergone facial transplantation in different centers worldwide. Here, we provide an update on its main anatomical, surgical, immunological, ethical, and follow- up aspects. We also provide innovative perspectives of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering that could hold promise for this emerging surgical field.
Facial transplantation. An update of results and perspectives from tissue engineering / Simonacci, Francesco; Toni, Roberto; Raposio, Edoardo. - In: ANNALI ITALIANI DI CHIRURGIA. - ISSN 2239-253X. - 88:(2017), pp. 352-359.
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