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April 5, 1941

PROSTHETIC RECONSTRUCTION OF NOSE AND EAR WITH A LATEX COMPOUND

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.
From the Mayo Foundation Museum of Hygiene and Medicine, the Mayo Clinic.

JAMA. 1941;116(14):1504-1506. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820140016004
Abstract

Absence of the nose and absence of the ear as a result of disease, trauma or developmental failure are two common types of facial deformities for which restoration is indicated. Obviously, a man or woman who has such a handicap would be extremely grateful for any help which might enable him or her to regain a normal appearance.

Reconstruction by means of plastic surgery is, of course, given first consideration. On the other hand, restoration by prosthetic methods is useful under the following conditions:

  1. When the patient is of advanced age.

  2. When the patient needs an immediate restoration in order to carry on his or her work after removal of a malignant growth before reconstruction by surgical methods is advisable.

  3. When the patient is unable financially to pay for hospitalization for a plastic surgical operation.

  4. When operation is considered inadvisable because of the situation or extent

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