Face transplantation: Complications, implications, and an update for the oncologic surgeon

J. Rodrigo Diaz-Siso, Michael Sosin, Natalie M. Plana, Eduardo D. Rodriguez

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Abstract

Clinical face transplantation, only 10 years old, has evolved into a safe and preferred reconstructive option for the most severe facial defects, in which traditional reconstructive methods have yielded poor outcomes. The ability to simultaneously restore facial function and aesthetics has shown to improve patient's quality of life. Its applicability to post-oncologic resection, however, remains guarded given the current international experience with respect to long term outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)971-975
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume113
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • face transplant
  • reconstruction
  • vascularized composite allotransplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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