Since 2005, more than 45 facial transplants (FTs) have been performed worldwide with encouraging outcomes in motor and sensory function and psychosocial health.1 Most patients who have undergone FTs have significant midface deformity, including destruction of the nostrils, turbinates, and septum requiring maxilla-containing allografts to provide bony facial structure.2
Haug V, Yamasaki A, Fullerton Z, et al. Indications for and Outcomes of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Other Rhinologic Surgery After Facial Transplant. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online June 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0774
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