• Many nasal deformities require some form of graft or implant material for complete correction. Various well-recognized disadvantages are associated with currently used autografts, allografts, and alloplastic materials, thereby maintaining a continued search for the ideal nasal graft. Irradiated homograft costal cartilage is an allograft that has been used with variable success in the head and neck region. Isolated reports have suggested favorable results with irradiated homograft costal cartilage implantation in the nose. This study details the findings of 306 irradiated homograft costal cartilage grafts that were used in 122 nasal augmentation procedures.
(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993;119:24-31)
Kridel RWH, Konior RJ. Irradiated Cartilage Grafts in the Nose: A Preliminary Report. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993;119(1):24–31. doi:10.1001/archotol.1993.01880130026003
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