volume 39, issue 3, P221-225 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.03.013
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Fuat Buyuklu, Evren Hizal, Zerrin Yilmaz, Feride Iffet Sahin, Ozcan Cakmak

Abstract: The amount or quality of available septal cartilage may be inadequate for grafting in some rhinoplasty patients. In such cases, auricular or costal cartilage may provide an additional source of cartilage. Crushed septal cartilage has been shown to be useful for dorsal onlay grafts. We aimed to investigate the effect of different degrees of crushing on the viability of human auricular and costal cartilage. Ten auricular and 10 costal cartilage grafts were obtained from 20 patients during secondary rhinoplasty. …

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