Facial transplantation: adding to the reconstructive options after severe facial injury and disease.

@article{Clarke2005FacialTA,
  title={Facial transplantation: adding to the reconstructive options after severe facial injury and disease.},
  author={Alex Clarke and Peter E. M. Butler},
  journal={Expert opinion on biological therapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 12},
  pages={1539-46}
}
The ability to reconstruct complex facial injuries is still a considerable challenge despite the development of microsurgical techniques. The reconstructive options for conditions such as panfacial burns are severely limited. The result after multiple surgical procedures in this group is often poor in terms of function and cosmesis. Facial transplantation provides a potential solution, but opinion is currently divided about the extent to which the potential benefits to the quality of life can… CONTINUE READING

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