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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

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ORTEGA F, Gonzalo et al. Costal graft for nasal reconstruction: 6 years experience in San Juan de Dios Hospital. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2017, vol.77, n.1, pp.44-50. ISSN 0718-4816.

Introduction: The ideal graft for nasal surgery is septal cartilage. The costal cartilage has similar characferistics to the septal cartilage. This particular graft is generally used for nasal dorsum, saddle nose, nasal deviations, dysfunctions of the internal or external nasal valve, poor nasal projection and revision rhinoplasty. Aim: Determine the characteristics, outcomes and complications of rhinoplasty with costal cartilage graft made in the San Juan de Dios Hospital (HSJD) between 2010 and 2016. Material and method: Retrospective study with reviewing medical records of all patients underwent nasal surgery reconstruction with costal cartilage graft in the HSJD between January 2010 and August 2016. Results: Between 2010 and 2016 a total of 20 rhinoplasties were performed with use of costal cartilage. Of these 14 were men (70%) and 6 were women (30%). In 14 patients we used the costal cartilage in the first surgery. No complications in short, medium and long term were presented. Conclusion: The rib cartilage graft is a useful tool when dealing with complicated surgeries. The surgical technique is not difficult and has a low complication rate.

Keywords : Costal cartilage; graf; rhinoplasty; nasal reconstruction.

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