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Commentary
July 2002

Relative Benefits of the Versatile Autogenous Costal Cartilage Graft in Septorhinoplasty

Author Affiliations

Division of Facial Plastic Surgery
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Mayo Clinic
200 First St SW
Rochester, MN 55905

 

Division of Facial Plastic Surgery
 Department of Otorhinolaryngology
 Mayo Clinic
 200 First St SW
 Rochester, MN 55905


Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2002;4(3):177-179. doi:

SOME TENETS of septorhinoplasty are relatively universally accepted and include the concept that structural grafting is best done with autogenous materials.1-4 The graft-depleted revision septorhinoplasty patient and other septorhinoplasty patients with major structural grafting requirements provide unique challenges. Many autogenous materials are useful in these cases and include septal cartilage and bone, conchal cartilage, costal cartilage, rib bone and costal cartilage combination graft, calvarial bone, and iliac crest bone. The article by Cakmak and Ergin5 describes their experience with 20 cases in which costal cartilage was used as the primary structural and nonstructural graft material.

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