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Surgeon describes first skull and scalp transplant, Newshour - BBC World Service

Surgeon describes first skull and scalp transplant, Newshour - BBC World Service | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Surgeon Michael Klebuc describes the operation that was required to replace Jim Boysen's skull and scalp.

 

Dr Klebuc also describes the challenges with sourcing the appropriate size matched and colour matched composite tissue graft that was used to partially replace this patients own skull and scalp. The audio can be accessed via clicking on the banner headline.

 

A more detailed online report of the planning that was required as well as the conduct of the surgery and the aftercare of this patient can be accessed via the following link-

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/06/05/texas-man-gets-worlds-first-skull-and-scalp-transplant-plus-a-new-kidney-and-pancreas/

 

Deborah Verran's insight:

This patient underwent both a composite tissue transplant as well as a combined kidney-pancreas solid organ transplant. This required the co-operation of multiple surgical teams as well as rigorous attention to both planning and undertaking the surgical procedure.

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Surgeons in Poland perform first life-saving face transplant on man, 33, who ... - Daily Mail

Surgeons in Poland perform first life-saving face transplant on man, 33, who ... - Daily Mail | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Reported via the Daily Mail in detail, including graphics.

Surgeons in Poland perform the first life-saving face transplant in the country on a man, aged 33, who sustained extensive damage to his face in a work related accident. Due to the seriousness of the injuries the face transplant was performed relatively urgently.

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