The Effects of Mucoperichondrial Flap Elevation on Septal L-Strut Cartilage: A Biomechanical and Histologic Analysis in a Rabbit Model


Basaran K., BASAT S. O. , OZEL A., YAZAR M., Bozdag E. , TUNA M., ...More

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.137, no.6, pp.1784-1791, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 137 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/prs.0000000000002199
  • Title of Journal : PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1784-1791

Abstract

Background: The harvesting of septal cartilage following mucoperichondrial flap elevation has almost become a standard step in rhinoplasty. However, the strength of the remaining septum has not yet been evaluated. In the current experimental study of a rabbit rhinoplasty model, the remaining septum following a graft harvest was analyzed both biomechanically and pathologically.