NASAL GRAFTS AND IMPLANTS
A PANEL discussion on "nasal implants" was an interesting part of the program at the recent meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology in New York City. The members of the panel, Dr. John Converse, of New York, Dr. Oscar Becker, of Chicago, and the senior author of this review, were in close agreement regarding the clinical value of various implants and tissue grafts which may be used to correct nasal contour defects. Implants were defined as nonliving substances, and grafts were considered to be fresh organic tissues with living cells. Thus, preserved cadaver cartilage and possibly frozen dried cartilage (if the cells are nonviable) are implants, whereas fresh cartilage, fresh bone, and the like are grafts. All panel members agreed that autogenous cartilage and autogenous bone are the most satisfactory grafting materials. Preserved bank cartilage implants and fresh homogenous cartilage grafts were held
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