5) Here we introduce a novel method of earlobe reconstruction using a single-stage "reverse omega" technique, which uses local tissue flaps and incorporates a nasal septal cartilage
4) The use of mastoid cortical bone and nasal septal cartilage in the reconstructive surgery of the middle ear was introduced by Hugh and Jensen respectively.
It is in the light of above controversy to find the ideal graft material for tympanoplasty that this study intends to find out better graft between the use of nasal septal cartilage and cortical mastoid bone in Farrior's type 3 tympanoplasty after canal wall down mastoidectomy in terms of hearing improvements and graft status.
After tympanoplasty using nasal septal cartilage, the mean pre-operative air bone gap of 22 patients are 39.
Thus, lateral tarsorrhaphy, lateral tarsal strip, temporalis muscle transfer and several lower eyelid spacer grafts (porous polyethylene, autogenous fascia lata, dermis fat, split palmaris tendon, free sclera, nasal septal cartilage
, free tarsoconjunctival, hard palate mucosa, auricular cartilage) have been used.
1, 2) 'Extracorporeal septoplasty' as described by Gubisch in 1995 has failed to correct a difficult nasal septum because the deformed nasal septal cartilage
had to be segmented into several smaller sections.
The authors reported that cytologic examination of pieces of drilled nasal septal cartilage revealed good uniformity in the size of the pieces, with an average greatest dimension of 0.
Routine septoplasty often involves the removal of a portion of nasal septal cartilage to alleviate nasal obstruction caused by septal deviation.
During this phase, there are two ossification centers in the posteroinferior part of the nasal septum; they are located between the nasal septal cartilage
medially and the nasopalatine nerves laterally.
The aim of our investigation was to identify the histologic effects of silver nitrate on nasal septal cartilage after different lengths of exposure.
We obtained samples of nasal septal cartilage from 11 consenting patients who had undergone septoplasty for nasal obstruction.
Nasal septal cartilage
and auricular cartilage with epithelium are used widely for reconstruction.