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J Surg Oncol. 2018 Oct;118(5):800-806. doi: 10.1002/jso.25147. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

Innovations in reconstructive microsurgery: Reconstructive transplantation.

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Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Abstract

In the past 20 years, reconstructive transplantation (RT) has emerged as a viable reconstructive option for carefully selected patients. More than 100 upper extremity and 40 face transplants have been performed worldwide to date. Concomitantly, the portfolio of reconstructive transplantation has been extended by additional procedures such as lower extremities, abdominal wall, neck, uterus, genitourinary, and pediatric transplants. In the present review article, we aim to summarize the current state of knowledge about this exciting field.

KEYWORDS:

face transplant; hand transplant; outcomes; vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA)

PMID:
30098294
DOI:
10.1002/jso.25147
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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