Division of Facial Plastic Surgery
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
200 First St SW
Rochester, MN 55905
SOME TENETS of septorhinoplasty are relatively universally accepted
and include the concept that structural grafting is best done with autogenous
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.
Sherris DA. Relative Benefits of the Versatile Autogenous Costal Cartilage Graft in Septorhinoplasty. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2002;4(3):177–179. doi: