Case Study: Full Facial Transplant

Face transplant surgery is the transfer of face tissue from a deceased human donor to a patient with a severe facial deformity. It is an innovative reconstructive procedure that has the potential to significantly improve the lives of patients with severe facial injuries.

In this case study of first three full face transplants performed in the United States surgeons review the indications, contraindications, special equipment, highlights of the procedure and immediate and long term complications.

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Brigham and Women's Physician Resource Center

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Bohdan Pomahac, MD

Bohdan Pomahac, MD

Director, Burn Center Director, Plastic Surgery Transplantation