American doctors are looking for volunteers for face transplantation

American doctors are looking for volunteers for face transplantationAmerican doctors are looking for volunteers for face transplantation American doctors are looking for a volunteer to conduct the first in the history of medicine transplant surgery of the face. Dr. Maria Semenova, an American of Polish descent, and her colleagues at the Cleveland clinic are ready to spend a 15-hour surgical marathon. Developed Semenova method from a donor, which uses the body is just a dead man, transplanted skin, nerves, blood vessels and subcutaneous fat of the face. Postoperative healing, according to the doctor, and will not take more than two weeks, the main problem that will be faced recipient - reaction of rejection of foreign tissues. It is not excluded, emphasizes Semenova that person would have until the end of life to drink expensive medications that suppress the immune system. Another important issue is the ethical aspect of the problem. With the same obstacles encountered, for example, British doctors, who not only developed their own method, but also tried it on the dead bodies provided for scientific research. It stalled after one of the most influential professional associations of surgeons urged to refrain from this step, even though that was selected first patient. The New York Times (the Russian text of Mednovosti.ru).



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