Surgical team releases details of 3 full-face transplants

12/29/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

Full-face transplant teams led by Brigham and Women's Hospital plastic surgeon Bohdan Pomahac connected just one artery and one vein on each side of the patients' faces but connected all available primary motor and sensory nerves, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Doctors are tapering doses of immunosuppressive drugs that prevent tissue rejection, and all three patients have regained sensation. The patients do not look like they did before they suffered disfiguring accidents, but they do not look like the tissue donors, either, said Pomahac, an ASPS member.

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