The Importance of the Condition of the Donor Teeth and Jaws During Allogeneic Face Transplantation

Ozel A. S. , Guclu Z. A. , GÜLŞEN A. , Ozmen S.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.26, no.4, pp.1338-1341, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000001718
  • Page Numbers: pp.1338-1341
  • Keywords: Allogeneic transplantation, cadaveric teeth, endodontic treatment, facial transplantation, retreatment, ENDODONTIC TREATMENT, REGENERATION, BACTEREMIA, INFECTION, FK506


The authors aimed to present dental treatment of the cadaveric tooth in a transplanted maxilla in a patient with facial transplantation with bony framework and soft tissue envelope. The treatment procedure was scheduled after physical examination, and the final plan was designed according to the patient's special medical condition. The authors reported the first successful endodontic treatment of an allogeneic cadaveric donor tooth in a patient with facial transplantation. Dental disease represents a potential risk for infection in patients with allogeneic transplantation, which could affect the success of tissue transplantation and might lead to life-threatening conditions. The (re) treatment of the diseased teeth is possible even after the transplantation. The health of the teeth and jaws of the donor should be evaluated before transplantation, especially when maxilla or mandible transplantation is planned.