Spanish doctors carry out first transplantation of a full face

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 18 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5857

Some errors occurred in this News article by Lynn Eaton (BMJ 2010;340:c2303, doi:10.1136/bmj.c2303). Firstly, we wrongly referred to the mandible in the plural. We did not clarify that in the first facial transplantation (in 2005), Jean-Michel Dubernard, the head of the transplant team, assisted Professor Bernard Devauchelle. We also should have referred to the infraorbital nerve (not the intraorbital optic nerve) in the discussion of nerve repair.


Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5857

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