Face transplantation program in France: a cost analysis of five patients.

  title={Face transplantation program in France: a cost analysis of five patients.},
  author={Eva Meia R{\"u}egg and Mika{\"e}l Hivelin and François Hemery and Colin Maciver and Marc David Benjoar and Jean Paul Meningaud and Laurent A Lantieri},
  volume={93 11},
BACKGROUND Among 18 face transplantations (FTs) performed worldwide, seven were performed at the Henri Mondor Hospital, Paris, France. Their feasibility and risk-benefit ratios have been reported, whereas this study analyzed the costs of FT for our first five patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The first five FT patients transplanted at the Henri Mondor Hospital presented disfigurements due to neurofibromatosis, severe burns, or ballistic trauma and had no relevant comorbidity. All were socially… CONTINUE READING
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