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August 1966

Plastic Surgery of Nose (ed 2).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;84(2):239-240. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760030241031

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The first edition of this book was published in 1951 and was a thorough and detailed study of surgical procedures involving the nose. It included reconstruction of war injuries and deformities from neoplastic, traumatic, radiation, congenital, and other causes. Each procedure is well illustrated both anatomically and surgically. Preoperative and postoperative photographs of patients showed the results of these procedures.

The second edition is not a revision but a reprinting of the first edition, and the only addition is a chapter on the use of some of the new synthetics for implantation purposes.

A description on the use of cartilage and bone is given. The synthetics described are Teflon, the silicones, and synthetic sponges. The principal sponge materials are silicone Etheron, and Ivalon.

The properties and characteristics are listed with advantages and disadvantages. The author concludes that in our present state of knowledge it is probably best to consider an

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