Near-total human face transplantation for a severely disfigured patient in the USA.

@article{Siemionow2009NeartotalHF,
  title={Near-total human face transplantation for a severely disfigured patient in the USA.},
  author={Maria Siemionow and Frank A. Papay and Daniel Alam and Steven Bernard and Risal S. Djohan and Chad R. Gordon and Mark Hendrickson and Robert F Lohman and Bijan Eghtesad and Kathy Lee Coffman and Eric D. Kodish and Carmen Paradis and Robin Avery and John Fung},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={374 9685},
  pages={203-9}
}
BACKGROUND Multiple reconstructive procedures are common for the reconstruction of complex facial deformities of skin, soft tissues, bony structures, and functional subunits, such as the nose, lips, and eyelids. However, the results have been unsatisfactory. An innovative approach entailing a single surgical procedure of face allograft transplantation is a viable alternative and gives improved results. METHODS On Dec 9, 2008, a 45-year-old woman with a history of severe midface trauma… CONTINUE READING