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The Know-How of Face Transplantation

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  • The authorship is both international and uniquely authoritative so the reader can be sure they are being presented with the most cutting-edge and informative account of face transplantation

  • Including a significant number of diagrams, tables and color figures documenting step-by-step the process of preparation for face transplantation

  • This book is laid out clearly and accessibly so that a broad readership, and not just surgeons, will find it informative

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About this book

The book is laid out in 6 sections:

1. Preclinical Approaches to Face Transplantation

2. Clinical Aspects in Preparation to Face Transplantation in Humans

3. Approval Process of Face Transplantation in Humans

4. Social and Public Relations in Face Transplantation

5. World Experience with Face Transplantation in Humans

6. Future Directions in Face Transplantation

This book spans the entire process of a face transplantation, from detailing the anatomy of the face to considering the social and ethical challenges of the procedure. This rigorous presentation of face transplantation also includes the anesthesia involved, the role of Institutional Review Boards in approving the operation, the financial aspects and media response. Since the authorship is international, the book considers the different perspectives, approaches and responses from across the world.

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Table of contents (44 chapters)

  1. World Experience with Face Transplantation

  2. Future Directions in Face Transplantation

  3. Current Status of Face Transplantation

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. Plastic Surgery A/60, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA

    Maria Z. Siemionow

About the editor

Maria Z. Siemionow, MD PhD is a plastic reconstructive surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She led the first US face transplant (and second in the world), the result of which was unveiled to keen media attention in May 2009. She is one of the very few experts on face transplantation in the world.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Know-How of Face Transplantation

  • Editors: Maria Z. Siemionow

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  • Publisher: Springer London

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-85729-252-0Published: 19 May 2011

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4471-6897-3Published: 23 August 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-85729-253-7Published: 29 March 2011

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 494

  • Topics: Transplant Surgery, Theory of Medicine/Bioethics

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