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Facial Allotransplantation in China

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Between 2003 and 2006, there were two operations in China for partial face transplantation. Details about the operative technique, background research, immunosuppression, etc are summarized here. Although these operations were free of significant early complications, neither patient survived in the long run. Careful patient selection, and close, life-long follow up will probably be required to minimize late complications after face transplantation.

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Lohman, R.F. (2011). Facial Allotransplantation in China. In: Siemionow, M. (eds) The Know-How of Face Transplantation. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-253-7_32

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