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Comment & Response
Nov/Dec 2016

Trimmed Lateral Crura of Lower Lateral Cartilages as Spreader Grafts

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milano, Italy
  • 2Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano, Italy
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016;18(6):493. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2016.1253

To the Editor We congratulate Yeung et al1 on their study that evaluates the improvement in nasal obstruction after reconstruction with cartilage graft, concluding that both spreader and alar grafts are effective in treating nasal valve insufficiency. According to their article,1 the source of cartilage graft was mainly septal (65%), auricular (28%), and costal (18%). This means that a second surgical site is opened in more than one-third of cases.