Title:
The use of grafting material in rhinoseptoplasty
Authors:
P. Rombaux*, M. Avram*, B. Lengelé**, C. de Toeuf*, S. Collet***, B. Bertrand***
Institutions:
*UniversitéCatholiquedeLouvain,DepartmentofOtorhinolaryngology,Brussels,Belgium;**UniversitéCatholique deLouvain,DepartmentofPlasticSurgery,Brussels,Belgium;***UniversitéCatholiquedeLouvain,Departmentof Otorhinolaryngology,MontGodinne,Belgium
Keywords:
Graft;spreadergraft;strut;valve;rhinoseptoplasty;aesthetic;functional
Pages:
89 - 96
Abstract:
Graftingisoneofthecurrentrangeofinstrumentsthatrhinoplasticiansdeploytoachievedurableanddesired aestheticandfunctionaloutcomes.Graftscanbeclassifiedaccordingtoanatomicalsiteand,inthevastmajorityofcases, theyinvolveaugmentationrhinoseptoplasty.Visiblegraftingmaterialisusedforaestheticpurposesandfunctional graftingmayinvolveinvisiblegrafts.Thisarticlereviewsthemorewidelydescribedandmorecommonindicationsfor graftsinrhinoseptoplasty.Theauthors'rhinoseptoplastyphilosophyinvolvesapreferenceforautogenousgraftsrather thanalloplasticimplantstoachievebothaestheticallyandfunctionallyfavourableresults,particularlyinlong-termfol- low-up.Theyalsoprefergraftsinanopenapproach,reservinggraftinsertionwithanendonasalapproachforselected cases.Therateofcomplicationsassociatedwithgraftingisverylow.Theaimofthispaperistodiscusstherelevant anatomy,functionalpurposeandterminology,andtodescribetheauthors'philosophyforgraftinginrhinoseptoplasty.
Issue:
Suppl. 15, 2010


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The use of grafting material in rhinoseptoplasty