volume 40, issue 8, Pe402-e407 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.02.013
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Philippe Pirnay, Roy Foo, Christian Hervé, Jean-Paul Meningaud

Abstract: Over two thirds of the surgeons attached importance to ethical issues regarding the donor and recipient of a facial allograft. Some of the principal questions facing facial transplantation is of an ethical nature as it is an unprecedented procedure that is challenged by the axiom to first do no harm and the need of modern medicine to limit risk to as close to zero as possible. For the non-specialist, accepting psychologically the face of another individual appears to be a real issue. Contrary to that, the main…

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