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Face Transplantation

Principles, Techniques and Artistry

Authors: Barret, Juan P., Tomasello, Anna Veronica

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  • Comprehensive coverage of facial transplantation, from patient evaluation and ethical issues to surgical technique and follow-up
  • Provides all the information required to set up a program of facial transplantation
  • Includes an overview of worldwide experience to date
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This book brings together all the relevant available science behind face transplants. It is comprehensive in its coverage, encompassing patient and donor evaluation, ethics, legal issues, psychological issues, types of transplant, surgical technique, issues relating to immunosuppression, follow-up protocols, and current outcomes. Facial transplantation, which allows the replacement of missing anatomy with a perfect match based on transplant medicine principles, has become the most striking innovation in plastic surgery of the twenty-first century as surgeons and scientists progress from reconstructive surgery to restorative surgery. A robust team approach is, however, necessary to produce safe and efficient outcomes, and numerous questions are arising, from technical issues to ethical dilemmas. The reader will discover in this volume all the information required in order to understand this new discipline and to be able to set up a program of facial transplantation.

About the authors

Juan Pedro Barret Nerin graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Barcelona in 1991 and subsequently gained a Plastic Surgery Specialist Diploma from the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona. He qualified as a Master of Clinical Investigation at the University of Texas in 1999, and was also awarded a Surgical Critical Care Specialist Diploma by the university. In the same year he was appointed Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at University Hospital Groningen, the Netherlands, and he obtained a PhD from the University of Groningen in 2002. After working as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at St Andrews Centre, Essex, UK and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of London (Barts and the London), in 2005 Dr. Barret joined the Autonomous University of Barcelona as Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Plastic Surgery Graduate Training. He is also currently Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, Director of the Burn Centre, and Director of the Face and Hand Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Program at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital. Dr. Barret has conducted research on a variety of topics and is the author of more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has been Review Editor for Burns (Elsevier) since 2007 and is Chair of the New Member Evaluation Committee of EURAPS and an Executive Committee Member of the European Burns Association.

Anna Veronica Tomasello, born in 1977, gained her medical deg

ree from the University of Medicine and Surgery of Catania, Italy, and then undertook specialization in plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery at Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania. She acquired her PhD for a thesis specifically on facial allotransplantation. Dr. Tomasello has since gained further experience at the Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, Hospital Universitario Vall D'Hebron, Barcelona and the Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Teknon Clinic, Barcelona, Spain.<

Reviews

“This book discusses general objectives as well as the necessities for facial transplantation. … the book is useful for those already in the field or wishing to get an overview of facial transplantation surgery. The book starts with background information and a historical overview of the field. … Each chapter starts with an abbreviated abstract and has various charts relating to the topic.” (Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2015)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Face Transplantation
Book Subtitle
Principles, Techniques and Artistry
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-45444-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-45444-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-45443-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51243-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 148
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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