Journal of Rhinology 2006;13(2):128-131.
Published online November 30, 2006.
Two Cases of Tragal Cartilage Graft in Rhinoplasty
Jung Ho Bae, Ja Hyun Lee, Keun Kyung Cho
Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. jhent@ewha.ac.kr
비성형술에서 이주 연골의 사용 2례
배정호, 이자현, 조근경
이화여자대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
Abstract
Ear cartilage is an important source of graft in rhinoplasty. The majority of ear cartilage grafts are harvested from the concha of the ear. However, in some restricted cases, the tragal cartilage can be a more favorable graft source than conchal cartilage. In this report, two cases of tragal cartilage graft rhinoplasty were selected. We used the tragal cartilage for batten graft in one case, and for the shield graft in the other case. Tragal cartilage harvesting technique was fast, simple, and did not require a special dressing. The functional and aesthetic results were relatively good. There was negligible scar formation in the donor site.
Key Words: Tragal cartilage;Rhinoplasty;Batten graft




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