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Advances in nasal reconstruction

Shaye, David A.; Sykes, Jonathan M.; Kim, Ji-Eon

Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery: August 2011 - Volume 19 - Issue 4 - p 251–256
doi: 10.1097/MOO.0b013e3283486a08
Head and neck reconstruction: Edited by Danny J. Enepekides

Purpose of review Recent advances in nasal reconstruction are provided within the framework of traditional reconstructive principles.

Recent findings Recent advances build upon and challenge the established tenets and principles of nasal reconstruction. Advances focus on achieving perfection in restoration of form and function with the absolute minimum of donor site morbidity. Specifically, advances in tissue engineering show promise in recreating cartilaginous framework.

Summary This article summarizes the most recent developments in nasal reconstruction. The focus of recent advances in nasal reconstruction centers on minimizing morbidity while achieving an inconspicuous result.

Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California, USA

Correspondence to Jonathan M. Sykes, MD, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis, 2521 Stockton Blvd, Suite 6206, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA Tel: +1 916 734 2347; fax: +1 916 734 7268; e-mail: jonathan.sykes@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.