Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, March 14th, 2004
Transplant groups in several countries are reportedly ready to attempt facial transplantation from a cadaver donor to a patient with severe facial disfigurement. However, the report by a Working Party of the Royal College of Surgeons of England cites the lack of data on risks - including psychological as well as physical risks - as an obstacle to the procedure and recommends that the first facial transplantation surgery should not be attempted, at least until further research has been performed to define...
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