Navigation Links
U.S. Doctors Behind Face Transplants Give Details of Procedure
Date:12/29/2011

By Denise Mann
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Full face transplants were once the stuff of science fiction, but not anymore.

So far, 18 such transplants have been done worldwide, and U.S. surgeons describe the intricate procedures in the Dec. 28 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

The article details the stories of three face transplants that were performed at Boston's Brigham & Women's Hospital in 201l, including the much-publicized case of Charla Nash, who lost most of her face in a chimpanzee attack.

While some technical challenges remain, surgeons say they are getting better and better at performing face transplants.

"We don't know how common or rare this operation will be, but it is here to stay," said Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, the director of the plastic surgery transplantation program at Brigham & Women's. He was the lead surgeon on all three cases described in the journal report.

These lengthy and complex surgeries are reserved for individuals with severe facial deformities, but as techniques and technology improve, transplants could become an option for patients with lesser degrees of facial deformity.

Who's a candidate? According to the doctors, prospective recipients first undergo extensive medical and psychological evaluation. If they are deemed to be appropriate candidates, surgeons then begin their search for suitable donors and start to plan the surgery.

Each operation is unique and can take more than 20 hours to complete. In general, surgeons will first remove any non-viable or injured tissue from the face transplant recipient. The healthy tissue, once procured from suitable donor, is then attached. This is not a simple task -- surgeons must restore blood flow, reattach nerves, muscles and bony structures, and then reconnect each layer of the new face.

Even so, "the hardest part is the recovery of the donor face
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Wiser Pregnancy Reveals What Doctors Did In Situations Like Yours
2. Helmets must be part of skiing and snowboarding culture, doctors urge
3. Doctors Have Many Ways to Say No
4. Doctors Working Less, Earning Less
5. Doctors Share Longevity Secrets on CBS Broadcasts
6. Shortage of Black Doctors Rooted in Social, Economic Ills
7. Doctors Practice Medicine in Fear, New Study Finds
8. Doctors Applaud House Vote to Remove Anti-Trust Exemption for Health Insurers
9. Napa State Hospital Doctors Question DMH Judgment
10. Doctors Applaud Latest Furlough Reversal
11. Star of TVs The Doctors Helping Put Smiles on Faces of Needy Children in India
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
U.S. Doctors Behind Face Transplants Give Details of Procedure
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014 Definitive Healthcare ... and healthcare providers, is pleased to announce the ... online database, now available for subscription, features detailed ... health system affiliations. , The Canadian database spans ... intelligence on over 750 hospitals. Each hospital ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) ... a person is still alive, according to a case ... Mount Sinai, and at Molecular Neuroimaging (MNI) LLC in ... Translational Psychiatry. , Specifically, the study results suggest that ... designed to latch onto a protein called tau that ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Terminsurancevirginia.com has released a new blog ... life insurance for obese clients. , Obese clients ... quotes. It is unlikely for applicants to be denied ... life insurance costs. , Having life insurance is ... Life insurance is available as temporary or permanent coverage ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Gary F. ... of China, has selected Worldwide Speakers Group for exclusive ... U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Governor of Washington, Locke ... authorities on U.S.-China relations, global expansion, and business growth. ... global competitiveness and how to grow an organization’s global ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014 Representatives with safetyBUILT-IN ( ... the first phase of a safety-culture-development initiative for ... York, and just recently launched Phase II of ... now the third such facility where safetyBUILT-IN has ... safetyBUILT-IN Principal Eric Svendsen, Ph.D. “The first two ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Canadian Hospital Database Now Offered by Definitive Healthcare 2Health News:Neuroimaging Technique Identifies Concussion-Related Brain Disease in Living Brain 2Health News:Neuroimaging Technique Identifies Concussion-Related Brain Disease in Living Brain 3Health News:Neuroimaging Technique Identifies Concussion-Related Brain Disease in Living Brain 4Health News:Obese Clients Can Find Affordable No Exam Term Life Insurance at Terminsurancevirginia.com! 2Health News:Gary Locke, Former Ambassador to China, Selects Worldwide Speakers Group for Exclusive Lecture Representation 2Health News:safetyBUILT-IN Leads Safety-Culture Field-Coaching Effort 2
... a virtually eradicated disease that eats through people's skin, ... South America. ,WHO reported that it ... the skin and bone wasting disease Yaws. The disease ... a bacterial infection, can cause debilitating deformations, particularly in ...
... local and international experts, vaulting over a buffer between ... Central province, for the first time. This has created ... Nairobi. ,The buffer was created by the ... Organisation (WHO) and Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). ...
... risk of catching bird flu, as the deadly virus is most ... on cats in areas where outbreaks have occurred found that the ... the chilling prospect that the disease could soon easily be spread ... shows that should bird flu ever break out in Britain, cat ...
... predict disease outbreaks may want to tune into more weather ... finding out when an epidemic is imminent because they determine ... ,The techniques can help quicken the response to ... heat wave and global warming is adding urgency to such ...
... of Informatics-led team of researchers has constructed a model ... across the globe// by airliners. ,The study, ... and Containment Intervention," appears in the January issue of ... said to be the world's largest-scale epidemic simulation of ...
... A new study suggests that TEMPE, a topical anesthetic ... treatment for men with premature ejaculation and might be ... study is published in the February issue of the ... UK and Netherlands studied 54 men with premature ejaculation, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Kenya: Alert As Virus Leaps Over Buffer Zone 2Health News:Kenya: Alert As Virus Leaps Over Buffer Zone 3Health News:Cat Owners at Risk of Bird Flu 2Health News:Experts Use Weather to Predict Disease 2Health News:Scientists Assess Risk of Flu Pandemic Spread Via Global Airlines 2Health News:Scientists Assess Risk of Flu Pandemic Spread Via Global Airlines 3Health News:TEMPE Spray Delays Ejaculation 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... Mass. , Sept. 16, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... from $14 billion in 2013 to over $18.2 billion in 2023 ... , Germany , Italy ... and Japan . TNF-alpha inhibitors will ... in the RA market, but growth will be constrained and patient ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014 Surgeons at The Children,s Hospital ... case report the first successful use of a SynCardia ... boy with failing Fontan circulation to bridge him to ... years old, the patient received a Fontan circulation procedure ... ventricle. "The Fontan operation is the final planned palliative ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014  Formex, LLC ("Formex"), a ... Mr. Greg Weilersbacher joined Formex as Director of ... Greg Weilersbacher has over ... expertise in Quality Assurance, Facility Validation, GMP ... brings to Formex a diverse wealth of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Market Will Grow to $18.2 Billion in 2023, Driven by the Uptake of Oral Jak Inhibitors and Non TNF-alpha Biologics 2The Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Market Will Grow to $18.2 Billion in 2023, Driven by the Uptake of Oral Jak Inhibitors and Non TNF-alpha Biologics 313-Year-Old Boy with Failed Fontan Circulation Bridged to Transplant Using the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery 213-Year-Old Boy with Failed Fontan Circulation Bridged to Transplant Using the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery 3Greg Weilersbacher Joins Formex, LLC As Director of Quality Assurance and Quality Control 2
... and KOS, Greece, June 29, 2007 /PRNewswire/ --,The ... treated patients on REVLIMID (lenalidomide) plus the,steroid dexamethasone ... The data are pooled from two large randomized,controlled ... patients,from nearly 100 clinical sites worldwide. These updated ...
... at the 11th International Myeloma Workshop ... of perifosine in,combination with bortezomib, dexamethasone ... relapsed/refractory multiple,myeloma, and as a single ... NEW YORK, June 29, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ...
Cached Medicine Technology:The European Myeloma Platform Reports New Survival data for,Revlimid Presented at the International Myeloma Workshop in Greece 2Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Positive Phase I and Phase,II Data on KRX-0401 in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple,Myeloma and Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia 2Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Positive Phase I and Phase,II Data on KRX-0401 in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple,Myeloma and Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia 3Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Positive Phase I and Phase,II Data on KRX-0401 in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple,Myeloma and Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia 4Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Positive Phase I and Phase,II Data on KRX-0401 in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple,Myeloma and Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia 5Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Positive Phase I and Phase,II Data on KRX-0401 in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple,Myeloma and Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia 6Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Positive Phase I and Phase,II Data on KRX-0401 in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple,Myeloma and Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia 7
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: