A Spanish team of the Hospital Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona has announced the first transplant have achieved total world face. Victim of trauma of the face affecting the nose, nasal cavities, the upper and lower jaws, the ethmoid sinus area, lips and soft tissues of the face, the receiver could not breathe through the nose or mouth unattended or speak. He had been operated nine times without success before a transplant is considered complete.
A technical feat:
The operation was to graft the whole skin and muscles of the face, nose, lips, palate, all teeth, cheeks and lower jaw by surgical techniques and reconstructive micro-neurovascular surgery plastic.The graft included not only the skin but also the soft tissue, facial muscles, arteries and veins. Nearly 24 hours of operation and 30 professionals made contributions to the graft! The recipient has asked to look in the mirror one week after the operation. He “reacted calmly, satisfaction, and says he was very grateful,” he said at a press conference, Dr. Joan Pere Barret.
This is the first transplant performed total face the world, the other ten have been previously carried out only partial. Four were conducted by the team of Professor Laurent Lantieri CHU Henri Mondor (AP-HP), Creteil, we were talking about, remember: read export face transplant , read the Registry of the face and hands , read third face transplant . Another success in the field of reconstruction, hope that the immunosuppressive therapy necessary not to reject the graft is well tolerated by the patient and he gets the faster mobility and sensation.