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July 1987

Iatrogenic Nasal Tip Bossae: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(7):737-739. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860070051014

• Bossa formation is a common late complication seen following modification of the nasal tip during rhinoplasty. Prevention is our primary goal, and the incidence of this iatrogenic problem will decrease as the surgeon's understanding of the dynamics of healing in the altered nasal tip increases. We herein review the pertinent nasal anatomy, predisposing patient characteristics, and causative surgical maneuvers, concluding with our recommendations for prevention and treatment.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1987;113:737-739)

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