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Face transplantation 

Face transplantation
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Face transplantation
Author(s):

Indranil Sinha

, Raj M. Vyas

, and Bohdan Pomahac

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199699537.003.0045
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date: 02 April 2020

Facial composite tissue allotransplantation is an emerging field which offers the potentially restore facial form and function, even following the most severe traumatic injuries. This benefit must be carefully weighed against the need to lifelong immunosuppression, associated infection risks, and possible rejection. Patients must be carefully screened for medical and psychiatric issues prior to the procedure. However, in the well-selected patient, this procedure can be transformative. Uniformly, patients self-report a dramatic improvement post transplantation. In addition, return of sensation in the transplanted allograft occurs in 3–6 months, although return of motor function takes longer and remains incomplete. Ultimately, facial composite tissue transplantation is a powerful technique in the properly selected patient.

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