From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Başkent University
Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Secondary septorhinoplasty often requires a large amount of tissue,
and autogenous costal cartilage is one type of grafting material that can
be used in these cases. In this study, 20 patients with severe nasal deformity
received autogenous costal cartilage grafts. Nineteen of the 20 cases were
revisions. Costal cartilage grafts were used for structural and nonstructural
purposes in these patients. Follow-up ranged from 8 to 32 months. The complications
included 1 patient with early wound infection and 3 with minor warping. There
were no problems with graft resorption or extrusion. Other than temporary
pain, there were also no complications at the donor sites. We conclude that
the autogenous costal cartilage graft is an outstanding material for volume
filling and structural support when large amounts of tissue are needed in
Cakmak O, Ergin T. The Versatile Autogenous Costal Cartilage Graft in Septorhinoplasty. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2002;4(3):172–176. doi:
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