In a previous communication (1932)1 I described a method for utilization of lateral cartilages for the elevation of the line of the nasal bridge. This procedure was especially designed for the filling out of depressions located at the middle third of the dorsum, thus dispensing with the use of free grafts, which are often difficult to shape accurately and immobilize in this area. Modifications of this procedure proposed subsequently by others do not carry out its original purpose.2 I wish to elaborate here on a few points pertaining to this surgical method and its indications.
Whereas the elevation of the entire nasal dorsum by means of a bony or cartilaginous graft is at present an accepted procedure, the method of the repair of some circumscribed dorsal depressions is open to question. An accurate fitting of a small graft on the dorsum is often difficult, as its partial absorpation or slightest
MALINIAC JW. A PROCEDURE FOR ELEVATION OF THE NASAL DORSUM BY TRANSPOSITION OF LATERAL CARTILAGES. Arch Otolaryngol. 1945;41(3):214–215. doi:10.1001/archotol.1945.00680030240009
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