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Article
June 1933

IMMEDIATE TRANSPLANTATION ON DEFECTS DUE TO ACCIDENT: REPORT OF TWO CASES

Author Affiliations

Attending Plastic Surgeon, Stuyvesant Square Hospital (formerly Skin and Cancer Hospital) NEW YORK

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;17(6):769-773. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03570050761005

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Abstract

While early transplantation on traumatic defects bears some risk of infection, it has, on the other hand, the advantage of affording the tissues good nourishment before the scar formation sets in. I present herewith two cases in which immediate transplantation proved to be of value.

REPORT OF CASES

CASE 1.—Defect on the Nose from a Dog's Bite; Repair by Free Transplantation.

History.—A girl, aged 5 years, was bitten by a dog. First aid was given by the family physician.

The patient was examined by me the day after the accident. Aside from several superficial scratches on the face, a piece was missing from the nose at the right side of the tip (fig. 1). The defect included the entire thickness of the skin, the lower edge of the tip (alar) cartilage and the rim of the nostril.

The question arose as to whether the wound should

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