2011, XVIII, 494p. 233 illus., 226 illus. in color.
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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
Includes a significant number of diagrams, tables and color figures documenting step-by-step the process of preparation for face transplantation
Clearly laid out and accessible so that a broad readership, and not just surgeons, will find the book informative
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.