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Article
April 6, 1918

THE USE OF CELLULOID IN THE CORRECTION OF NASAL DEFORMITIES

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.

From the Mayo Clinic.

JAMA. 1918;70(14):988-990. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600140020010
Abstract

For many years it has been the general practice to use a piece of bone from the tibia, rib or scapula, or a piece of cartilage from a rib, for an autogenous transplant in the correction of deformities of the nose resulting from trauma or syphilis. In carrying out this method the wound necessarily made where the transplant is taken causes more inconvenience to the patient than does the nasal wound. During the past year I have used celluloid as an implant into the tissue over the nose in a series of dogs, and in five cases in man. The results have been so satisfactory that the use of celluloid seems preferable to that of cartilage or bone. The necessity of taking a transplant is thereby eliminated and the operation simplified.

In 1908, Koschier1 reported two cases of nasal deformity in which he used thin celluloid plates, and he

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