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Simultaneous open rhinoplasty and alar base excision: is there a problem with the blood supply of the nasal tip and columellar skin?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10627004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a prospective study, 15 consecutive patients who underwent simultaneous open rhinoplasty and alar base excision were included to investigate whether there is a problem with the blood supply of the nasal tip and columellar skin. During the surgical procedure in these patients, there was transection of the columellar arteries and external nasal arteries, and frequently of the alar branches of the angular artery. Yet, none of the patients had any evidence of ischemia of the nasal tip or columellar skin, and there was primary wound healing with a thin-line transcolumellar scar in all patients. Techniques to avoid injury to the lateral nasal artery and nasal tip plexus are discussed. It was concluded that simultaneous open rhinoplasty and alar base excision is safe as long as certain surgical principles are applied.
S A Bafaqeeh; M M Al-Qattan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-13     Completed Date:  2000-01-13     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  344-7; discussion 348-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / surgery
Ischemia / etiology*
Lip / blood supply*
Nose / blood supply*
Postoperative Complications / etiology*
Prospective Studies
Rhinoplasty / methods*
Risk Factors
Wound Healing / physiology

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