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151 papers 25 to 100 followers Vascularized composite allotransplantation of the face
By Mafer Amber QxMD ambassador, Mexican med student currently in 4° year, doing clinical research in vascularized composite allotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178479/face-allotransplantation-for-various-types-of-facial-disfigurements-a-series-of-five-cases
#1
Ömer Özkan, Özlenen Özkan, Mehmetcan Ubur, Necmiye Hadimioğlu, Melike Cengiz, İsmail Afşar
BACKGROUND: The aim of this report is to present our long-term experiences with a series of 5 face-transplanted patients in terms of surgical aspects and postoperative outcomes, and to describe possible salvage strategies in case of difficulties. METHODS: Five patients, 4 receiving full-face transplantation and 1 undergoing partial transplantation at our institution were included. The patients were aged between 19 and 54 years. Two had extensive burn scars to the face, and 3 had suffered gunshot injuries...
November 27, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203260/the-helsinki-face-transplantation-surgical-aspects-and-1-year-outcome
#2
Patrik Lassus, Andrew Lindford, Jyrki Vuola, Leif Bäck, Sinikka Suominen, Karri Mesimäki, Tommy Wilkman, Tuija Ylä-Kotola, Erkki Tukiainen, Hannu Kuokkanen, Jyrki Törnwall
BACKGROUND: Since 2005, at least 38 facial transplantations have been performed worldwide. We herein describe the surgical technique and 1-year clinical outcome in Finland's first face transplant case. METHODS: A 34-year-old male who had a severe facial deformity following ballistic trauma in 1999 underwent facial transplantation at the Helsinki University Hospital on 8th February 2016. Three-dimensional (3D) technology was used to manufacture donor and recipient patient-specific osteotomy guides and a donor face mask...
February 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280879/the-public-face-of-transplantation-the-potential-of-education-to-expand-the-face-donor-pool
#3
Natalie M Plana, Laura L Kimberly, Brendan Parent, Kimberly S Khouri, J Rodrigo Diaz-Siso, Elise M Fryml, Catherine C Motosko, Daniel J Ceradini, Arthur Caplan, Eduardo D Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Despite the growing success of facial transplantation, organ donor shortages remain challenging. Educational health campaigns can effectively inform the general public and institute behavioral modifications. A brief educational introduction to facial transplantation may positively influence the public's position on facial donation. METHODS: The authors anonymously surveyed 300 participants, gathering basic demographic information, donor registration status, awareness of facial transplantation, and willingness to donate solid organs and facial allografts...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303865/facing-a-new-face-an-interpretative-phenomenological-analysis-of-the-experiences-of-a-blind-face-transplant-patient-and-his-partner
#4
Hannelore Hendrickx, Phillip N Blondeel, Hanna Van Parys, Nathalie A Roche, Patrick C Peeters, Hubert F Vermeersch, Xavier Rogiers, Kristiane Van Lierde, Gilbert M D Lemmens
Increasing evidence points to good functional, aesthetic, and psychosocial outcomes after face transplantation. However, research investigating how patients and their families subjectively experience the transplantation process is lacking thus far. This study aims to investigate the personal experiences of a blind face transplant patient and his partner. In-depth interviews exploring different experiences were conducted with both partners separately 20 months after face transplantation. The interviews were analyzed using interpretative phenomenological analysis...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498981/anatomic-considerations-for-temporomandibular-joint-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation
#5
Nima Khavanin, Edward H Davidson, Diana Y Lee, Patrick Byrne, Amir H Dorafshar
Concomitant temporomandibular joint (TMJ) transplantation is an obvious advancement in the reconstructive armamentarium for face transplantation in scenarios involving TMJ ankylosis. This study investigates the fidelity of mandibular morphology and explores the feasibility of bilateral mandibular condyle transfer in facial vascularized composite allotransplantation. Geometric analysis was performed on 100 skeletally mature maxillofacial computed tomography scans. Exclusion criteria included mandibular trauma and dentoalveolar disease...
June 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353390/image-based-analysis-of-emotional-facial-expressions-in-full-face-transplants
#6
Merve Bedeloglu, Çagdas Topcu, Arzu Akgul, Ela Naz Döger, Refik Sever, Ozlenen Ozkan, Omer Ozkan, Hilmi Uysal, Ovunc Polat, Omer Halil Çolak
In this study, it is aimed to determine the degree of the development in emotional expression of full face transplant patients from photographs. Hence, a rehabilitation process can be planned according to the determination of degrees as a later work. As envisaged, in full face transplant cases, the determination of expressions can be confused or cannot be achieved as the healthy control group. In order to perform image-based analysis, a control group consist of 9 healthy males and 2 full-face transplant patients participated in the study...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381613/trismus-in-face-transplantation-following-ballistic-trauma
#7
Nicco Krezdorn, Muayyad Alhefzi, Bridget Perry, Mario A Aycart, Sotirios Tasigiorgos, Ericka M Bueno, Jordan R Green, Julian J Pribaz, Bohdan Pomahac, Edward J Caterson
BACKGROUND: Trismus can be a challenging consequence of ballistic trauma to the face, and has rarely been described in the setting of face transplantation. Almost half of all current face transplant recipients in the world received transplantation to restore form and function after a ballistic injury. Here we report our experience and challenges with long standing trismus after face transplantation. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of our face transplant recipients whose indication was ballistic injury...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421860/face-transplantation-current-status-and-future-developments
#8
REVIEW
Sotirios Tasigiorgos, Branislav Kollar, Nicco Krezdorn, Ericka M Bueno, Stefan G Tullius, Bohdan Pomahac
More than thirty-five facial allograft transplantations (FAT) have been reported worldwide since the pioneering case performed in France in the year 2005. FAT has received tremendous interest by the medical field and the general public while gaining strong support from multiple disciplines as a solution for reconstructing complex facial defects not amenable/responsive to conventional methods. FAT has expanded the frontiers of reconstructive microsurgery, immunology and transplantation, and established its place in the cross section of multiple disciplines...
February 8, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478032/face-transplantation-for-the-blind-more-than-being-blind-in-a-sighted-world
#9
Joseph Lee
Face transplantation (FT) is a landmark in reconstructive surgery involving vascularised composite allotransplantation. A recent issue of FT for patients who are blind has arisen. Some bioethicists recommend not excluding a patient who is blind, as this may amount to discrimination. From an ethical standpoint, FT for those with blindness is appropriate in selected candidates. This article seeks to add to the clinical evidence supporting FT for those with blindness by detailing a complementary psychosocial perspective...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490887/facial-restoration-by-transplantation
#10
REVIEW
Branislav Kollar, Bohdan Pomahac
Hundred years ago, Sir Harold Gillies laid a foundation to the modern plastic surgery trying to reconstruct facial defects of severely disfigured soldiers of World War I. Some years later, Joseph Murray experimented with rejection of skin grafts aimed for treatment of burned patients who sustained their injuries on battlefields of World War II. In 1954, the acquired expertise and intensive research allowed him to perform the first successful kidney transplantation in the world at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston...
February 25, 2018: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068960/quality-of-life-after-face-transplantation-outcomes-assessment-tools-and-future-directions
#11
COMMENT
Annalisa Cogliandro, Mauro Barone, Rosa Salzillo, Paolo Persichetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140906/nose-and-lip-graft-variants-a-subunit-anatomical-study
#12
Jérôme Duisit, Louis Maistriaux, Alexander Gerdom, Martial Vergauwen, Pierre Gianello, Catherine Behets, Benoît Lengelé
BACKGROUND: In the field of vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation, the surgical design of facial subunit grafts is an evolving concept. The purpose of the present article is to study the possibility of dividing the historical nose and lip face transplant into several morphologic and functional subunit grafts, depending on their respective supply. METHODS: This study was conducted in 20 adult cadavers. The facial artery and its branches were dissected bilaterally in 16 fresh and four embalmed heads...
March 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051396/facial-transplantation-an-update-of-results-and-perspectives-from-tissue-engineering
#13
Francesco Simonacci, Roberto Toni, Edoardo Raposio
BACKGROUND/AIM: Facial transplantation is a revolutionary procedure developed recently, which is indicated if autologous transfers fail to restore human appearance. More than 30 patients have undergone facial transplantation in different centers worldwide. Here, we provide an update on its main anatomical, surgical, immunological, ethical, and follow- up aspects. We also provide innovative perspectives of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering that could hold promise for this emerging surgical field...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888310/role-of-facial-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-in-burn-patients
#14
REVIEW
Deepak Bharadia, Indranil Sinha, Bohdan Pomahac
Face transplantation can provide improved quality of life to patients with extensive burn injuries. Facial vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) offers a new paradigm of treatment options, serving as a powerful reconstructive tool to restore facial form and function. Although currently facial VCA patients must follow a lifelong regimen of immunosuppression medications and suffer a risk of rejection, in properly selected patients, facial VCA can be a transformative operation and can improve quality of life...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953521/lymphatic-reconstitution-and-regeneration-after-face-transplantation
#15
Michael Sosin, Gerhard S Mundinger, Cinthia B Drachenberg, Eduardo D Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether lymphatic reconstitution and regeneration occurs after clinical facial transplantation using indocyanine green lymphography and immunohistochemical markers. METHODS: Allograft skin biopsies at multiple posttransplant time points were stained with Lyve1 lymphatic antibody and other endothelial antibodies. Staining intensity was interpreted on a scale of none, mild, moderate, and strong by 2 investigators and consolidated by a third party for final interpretation...
November 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985877/intra-graft-injection-of-tacrolimus-promotes-survival-of-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation
#16
Radu Olariu, Julie Denoyelle, Franck M Leclère, Dzhuliya V Dzhonova, Thusitha Gajanayake, Yara Banz, Michael Hayoz, Mihai Constantinescu, Robert Rieben, Esther Vögelin, Adriano Taddeo
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressive therapies derived from solid organ transplantation are effective in promoting survival of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA), but they cause serious side effects that are difficult to justify for this non-life-saving procedure. Unlike solid organ transplantation, hand and face transplants offer the possibility of site-specific immunosuppression for reducing systemic exposure while increasing intra-graft concentrations of the drug. Therefore, in this study, we tested whether a single intra-graft injection tacrolimus could promote VCA survival...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21554424/achievements-and-challenges-in-composite-tissue-allotransplantation
#17
REVIEW
Stefan Schneeberger, Luis Landin, Jerzy Jableki, Peter Butler, Christoph Hoehnke, Gerald Brandacher, Emmanuel Morelon
Overall, more than 60 hand/forearm/arm transplantations and 16 face transplantations have been performed in the past 12 years. In the European experience summarized here, three grafts have been lost in response to a vascular thrombosis (n = 1), rejection and incompliance with immunosuppression (n = 1) and death (n = 1). The overall functional and esthetic outcome is very satisfactory, but serious side effects and complications related to immunosuppression are challenges hindering progress in this field. The high levels of immunosuppression, skin rejection, nerve regeneration, donor legislation and the acceptance level need to be addressed to promote growth of this promising new field in transplantation and reconstructive surgery...
August 2011: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845920/ethical-issues-in-pediatric-face-transplantation
#18
Ana-Gabriela Benghiac, Jeremy R Garrett, Brian S Carter
Facial transplantation has become a reality in adult medicine. Children are subject to congenital craniofacial differences, disease-related, traumatic, or thermochemical craniofacial changes and might be suitable for face transplantation. This manuscript addresses unique ethical issues in considering potential pediatric face transplant. These challenges are operant at the individual, technologic, and psychosocial level for clinicians, investigators, and society.
November 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742686/bioengineering-a-human-face-graft-the-matrix-of-identity
#19
Jérôme Duisit, Louis Maistriaux, Adriano Taddeo, Giuseppe Orlando, Virginie Joris, Emmanuel Coche, Catherine Behets, Jan Lerut, Chantal Dessy, Giulio Cossu, Esther Vögelin, Robert Rieben, Pierre Gianello, Benoît Lengelé
OBJECTIVE: During the last decade, face allotransplantation has been shown to be a revolutionary reconstructive procedure for severe disfigurements. However, offer to patients remains limited due to lifelong immunosuppression. To move forward in the field, a new pathway in tissue engineering is proposed. BACKGROUND: Our previously reported technique of matrix production of a porcine auricular subunit graft has been translated to a human face model. METHODS: 5 partial and 1 total face grafts were procured from human fresh cadavers...
November 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717523/assessment-of-emotional-expressions-after-full-face-transplantation
#20
Çağdaş Topçu, Hilmi Uysal, Ömer Özkan, Özlenen Özkan, Övünç Polat, Merve Bedeloğlu, Arzu Akgül, Ela Naz Döğer, Refik Sever, Nur Ebru Barçın, Kadriye Tombak, Ömer Halil Çolak
We assessed clinical features as well as sensory and motor recoveries in 3 full-face transplantation patients. A frequency analysis was performed on facial surface electromyography data collected during 6 basic emotional expressions and 4 primary facial movements. Motor progress was assessed using the wavelet packet method by comparison against the mean results obtained from 10 healthy subjects. Analyses were conducted on 1 patient at approximately 1 year after face transplantation and at 2 years after transplantation in the remaining 2 patients...
2017: Neural Plasticity
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