The employment of bone wax as a template in the reconstruction of nasal dorsum defects


Cavusoglu T., AYHAN M. S. , FINDIKÇIOĞLU K., Atabay K.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.27, no.2, pp.120-122, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-002-0114-2
  • Journal Name: AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.120-122
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Choosing materials of the most appropriate form and quantity is an important factor in the success of the surgical repair of nasal dorsum defects. In our study, bone wax, a hemostatic agent, was employed as a template in the correction of nasal dorsum defects. This inexpensive, pliable material is an effective template that helps to model the three-dimensional form of a defect and thus to plan and carry out the most suitable reconstruction.