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Ethical Debate on Human Face Transplantation

  • FranÇois Petit

In 1998, the first clinical cases of hand and composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA) opened a new era in the practice of reconstructive surgery. Some had suggested that face (allo)transplantation could be the next step to benefit patients whose conditions cannot be addressed by conventional techniques of reconstructive surgery using autologous tissues. The first human face transplantation has finally been performed on November 2005, and the results seems extremely encouraging.

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Facial Nerve Nerve Regeneration Mycophenolate Mofetil Chronic Rejection Ethical Debate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • FranÇois Petit
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  1. 1.Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital Henri-MondorUniversity Patis-XIICréteilFrance

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