Decision Considerations

Aerospace Medical Dispositions
Item 25. Head, Face, Neck, and Scalp

The following lists the most common conditions of aeromedical significance, and course of action that should be taken by the examiner as defined by the protocol and disposition in the table. Medical certificates must not be issued to an applicant with medical conditions that require deferral, or for any condition not listed that may result in sudden or subtle incapacitation without consulting the AMCD or the RFS. Medical documentation must be submitted for any condition in order to support an issuance of an airman medical certificate.

Common Conditions and Course Action

Disease/Condition Class Evaluation Data Disposition
Active fistula of neck, either congenital or acquired, including tracheostomy All Submit all pertinent medical information and current status report Requires FAA Decision
Loss of bony substance involving the two tables of the cranial vault All Submit all pertinent medical information and current status report Requires FAA Decision
Deformities of the face or head that would interfere with the proper fitting and wearing of an oxygen mask 1st & 2nd Submit all pertinent medical information and current status report Requires FAA Decision
3rd Submit all pertinent medical information If deformity does not interfere with administration of supplemental O2 - Issue