Corps experiments completed, a hospital in Taiwan has now been approved by the Taiwan Ministry of Health to transfer the face (of a deceased donor) to a patient with a deformed face, for example , after an accident … In other words: the graft of the face. An operation that lasts between 15 and 20 hours It could take years for the patient to accept his new physical appearance and identity. In France (Amiens), a transplant starts i her face including the nose, lips and chin is practiced on a woman of 38 years, February 6, 2006
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Saturday, January 12, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The Kaohsiung University Hospital of Medicine received approval from the Department of Health and Welfare to proceed with the first facial transplant Kuo Yur-ren ().
Kuo made the announcement at the symposium on the allo-transplantation of vascularized composites in Kaohsiung on Wednesday in Kaohsiung.
A transplant Facial is a very complicated procedure that must be constantly practiced and printed in the mind of the surgeon, said Kuo, adding that there was no room for mistakes.
This involves the removal of nerves, veins and flesh of the donor, q They are then grafted onto a recipient, he said, adding that removal of the bones would be necessary for patients with serious external injuries.
The entire procedure requires at least two teams of surgeons and nurses and lasts between 15 and 20 hours, he said.
Practice sessions on cadavers were shocking. “We learned that the utmost care was needed because any action would break an artery and cause haemorrhage,” said Dr. Lee Yi-lung (), a member of the Kuo team.
Si a successful facial transplant, the patient would have almost normal features, said Lee Su-shin (), another member of the team that runs the Burn Center at the hospital and is also an associate professor of surgery.
However, relatives and close friends should have psychological counseling before such a procedure, as the operation would visually turn the patient into a different person, he said. Except his vocal cords, according to a doctor contacted by RezoSanté, which will remain unchanged.
It could take the patient years to accept his new appearance and identity, said the Department of Psychiatry doctor Lin Huang-chi (19659005). It is imperative that the patient receive a psychiatric evaluation before the operation and any evaluation of the results must be cautious, he added.
The director of the hospital, Hou Ming-feng (), said he hoped that this procedure would save lives, improve the quality of life of patients and promote excellence in the country's health system abroad.