Lessons Learned from Simultaneous Face and Bilateral Hand Allotransplantation

@article{Carty2013LessonsLF,
  title={Lessons Learned from Simultaneous Face and Bilateral Hand Allotransplantation},
  author={Matthew J. Carty and Mikael Hivelin and Christian Dumontier and Simon G. Talbot and Marc David Benjoar and Julian Joseph Pribaz and Laurent Alexandre Lantieri and Bohdan Pomahac},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={132},
  pages={423–432}
}
Summary: The performance of simultaneous vascularized composite allotransplantation procedures on patients requiring both the face and bilateral hands remains controversial. The authors present their separate institutional experiences with this challenging procedure in the interests of dispelling misconceptions regarding this intervention and forwarding their understanding of the issues related to concomitant vascularized composite allotransplantation. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE… 
Discussion: Lessons Learned from Simultaneous Face and Bilateral Hand Allotransplantation
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