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Cartilage Grafts Open image in new window

  • Sam Naficy
  • Shan R. Baker
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Abstract

One of the most important stjpg in reconstruction of the nose is restoration of a structurally sound cartilaginous framework to provide a natural contour to the middle and lower nasal vaults. Grafting with cartilage is required in instances where the defect extends through the cartilage framework or when wound contracture during healing may result in collapse or distortion of the soft tissues of the nose. Therefore, in addition to replacing missing cartilage, grafts may be used to reinforce portions of the nose that, in their natural form, lack cartilaginous support. Examples of the latter include the ala and nasal facet.

Keywords

Cartilage Graft Septal Cartilage Alar Cartilage Auricular Cartilage Conchal Cartilage 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Michigan School of MedicineAnn ArborUSA

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