Craniomaxillofacial Allotransplantation (Face Transplant)

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions:
    Unspecified Injury Of Head
  • Age: Between 18 - 64 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other Inclusion Criteria:
    1. Subjects who are between the ages of 18 and 64 years old
    2. Subjects with traumatic damage to the face
    3. Subjects who signed and dated all required IRB approved consent forms
    4. Facial composite tissue defect requiring facial transplantation as determined by the treating Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.
    5. Subjects encouraged to seek a second opinion from a Plastic Surgeon with specialized focus in facial reconstruction.
    6. Subjects willingness to participate in ongoing psychiatric, psychological and social work evaluations prior to and post-transplant surgery
    7. Subjects who are able to complete pre-transplant examination and screening procedures.
    8. Subjects have been approved by Patient Selection Committee for placement on the recipient waiting list
    9. Subjects willing to continue immunosuppression regimen as directed by treating physician.
    10. Subjects have autogenous tissue options available for reconstruction in event of graft failure.
    11. Subjects with Normal GFR (glomerular filtration rate) >60
    12. Negative pregnancy test within 48hrs of transplant for women of childbearing age and who agree to use a reliable form of contraception for one year following transplant.

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

    1. Subjects with an uncontrolled infection
    2. Subjects who have serious co-morbidities
    3. Subjects with positive serology for HIV; Hepatitis B/C Antigen
    4. Subjects who have active malignancy within 5 years with the exclusion of non-melanoma
    5. Subjects with active substance abuse/ alcoholism
    6. Subjects with active Severe Psychiatric Illness
    7. Subjects with recent history of medical non-adherence
    8. Subjects who lack of stable housing and/or supportive significant other/caregiver throughout all phases of the study
    9. Subjects currently active smoker within 1 year
    10. Subjects with any cognitive deficits related to a TBI (traumatic brain injury) and or any organic neurological disorders

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