Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) is a relatively new field in reconstructive medicine. Likely a result of the unique tissue composition of these allografts-including skin and often a bone marrow component-the immunology and rejection patterns do not always mimic those of the well-studied solid organ transplantations. While the number and type of VCAs performed is rapidly expanding, there is still much to be discovered and understood in the field. With more patients, new findings and patterns emerge and add to our understanding of VCA. Here, we present a case report of an upper extremity transplant recipient with trauma-induced rejection.
- hand transplantation
- vascularized composite allotransplantation
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