Tongue Transplantation

John J. Chi, Bruce H. Haughey

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The tongue is a vital organ that is integral to many basic human functions, such as speech and deglutition. The primary challenges in tongue reconstruction lie in its unique form and function, and complete functional rehabilitation is equally dependent on restoring sensory and motor functions. This review article discusses the background, history, and future of tongue reconstruction in the era of human tissue allotransplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-183
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Otorhinolaryngology Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2014


  • Face transplantation
  • Free tissue transfer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Head and neck trauma
  • Microvascular reconstruction
  • Tongue reconstruction
  • Tongue transplantation


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