Artificial Intelligence in Plastic Surgery

Current Applications, Future Directions, and Ethical Implications

Tyler Jarvis, BS; Danielle Thornburg, MD; Alanna M. Rebecca, MD, MBA; Chad M. Teven, MD


Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020;8(10):e3200 

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The initial literature search identified 129 articles. Of those identified in the initial search, 89 were novel articles. Upon review of titles and abstracts, 65 did not address the application of AI in plastic surgery and were therefore excluded. Of the remaining 24 articles, a full text review excluded 10 articles that were either non-English or unavailable for full-text review. The remaining 14 articles that satisfied the inclusion and exclusion criteria were considered and are addressed below (Table 2). Relevant articles yielded from review of citations in all procured articles were also included for discussion.