Facial transplantation: from the early trials to ethical and clinical guidelines. Commentary

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Abstract

Facial transplantation is a complex technique that involves a number of risks. However, although it is not a lifesaving transplant, for individuals in dramatic conditions due to severe facial disfigurements, it constitutes the only possibility of recovering an acceptable quality of life. For this reason, even from an ethical point of view, it is considered an important therapeutic resource, provided it is conducted in rigorously-controlled conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 3 2019

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Allografts
  • Canada
  • China
  • Facial Transplantation/ethics
  • Female
  • France
  • Graft Rejection
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Selection
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Quality of Life
  • Treatment Outcome

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