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Macchiarini: Lancet retracts two papers on first tissue engineered trachea transplant

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: (Published 30 October 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:p2529
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The Lancet has retracted two papers by the disgraced surgeon Paolo Macchiarini,1 after an investigation by the Swedish National Board for Assessment of Research Misconduct concluded that they contained falsified information.

The initial paper had described the case of a patient who in 2008 became the first person to have a tissue engineered trachea transplant,2 and the second article was …

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