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July 1982

Skin Grafts: The 'Unsuture' Technique

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(7):437-438. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790550041010

• Small skin grafts are often the most appropriate treatment of skin defects on the face, as in the areas of the nasal tip and the anterior surface of the auricle. An improved technique for suturing the graft and applying the stent is described that uses rapidly absorbed 6-0 mild chromic sutures and a protective stent that is taped in a radial fashion. This technique has proved to yield appropriate graft results as well as avoiding a number of the inconveniences of traditional grafting and stent methods.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:437-438)

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