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Face transplant care at Mayo Clinic

Jan. 16, 2019
  1. Chim H, et al. Vascularized composite allotransplant in the realm of regenerative plastic surgery. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2014;89:1009.
  2. Pomahac B, et al. Three patients with full facial transplantation. New England Journal of Medicine. 2012;366:715.
  3. Dorafshar H, et al. Total face, double jaw, and tongue transplantation: An evolutionary concept. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013;131:241.
  4. Mohan R, et al. Aesthetic and functional facial transplantation: A classification system and treatment algorithm. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2014;133:386.
  5. Khalifian S, et al. Facial transplantation: The first 9 years. The Lancet. In press. Accessed Aug. 7, 2014.
  6. Rodriguez ED, et al. Facial transplant. In: Plastic Surgery: Volume 3: Craniofacial, Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatric Plastic Surgery. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier; 2018. Accessed Sept. 30, 2018.
  7. Barret JP. From partial to full-face transplantation: Total ablation and restoration, a change in the reconstructive paradigm. International Journal of Surgery. 2014;12:109.
  8. Singhal D, et al. The Brigham and women's hospital face transplant program: A look back. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2012;192:81.
  9. Smeets R, et al. Face transplantation: On the verge of becoming clinical routine? BioMed Research International. In press. Accessed Aug. 8, 2014.
  10. Bueno EM, et al. A multidisciplinary protocol for face transplantation at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2011;64:1572.
  11. Cavadas PC, et al. Surgical aspects of a lower face, mandible, and tongue allotransplantation. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2012;28:43.
  12. Anis KM, et al. Smoking and solid organ transplantation. American Journal of Medicine. 2018, doi:
  13. Petruzzo P, et al. First human face transplantation: 5 years outcomes. Transplantation. 2012;93:236.
  14. Cendales L, et al. Implementation of vascularized composite allografts in the United States: Recommendations from the ASTS VCA Ad Hoc Committee and the Executive Committee. American Journal of Transplantation. 2011;11:13.
  15. Diaz-Siso JR, et al. Facial allotransplantation: A 3-year follow-up report. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2013;66:1458.


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