Face transplants technically possible, but "very hazardous"

Clark, Jacalyn
February 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/3/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 3, p323
Academic Journal
Reveals that facial transplantation using new technologies in micro-surgery and antirejection drugs as of February 2004 can be performed by surgeons in Great Britain. Call on surgeons to hold off performing the surgery until the ethical issues are debated and more research into immunotherapy and psychological risks is conducted; Highlights of the report released by the Royal College of Surgeons of England; Readiness of physicians in France and the United States to conduct facial transplants; Salient information on facial transplantation.


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