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July 1987

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

Author Affiliations

New Haven, Conn

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(7):779. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860070093029

To the Editor.—The March 1987 issue of the Archives included an article by Dr Michael Sachs1 describing the use of microfibrillar collagen (Avitene) mixed with autogenous whole blood as a new technique for augmentation rhinoplasty.

Avitene is described in the Physician's Desk Reference as "an absorbable topical hemostatic agent." How do you account for Dr Sachs' resorption rate of 16% during a follow-up period of at least six months?

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