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Long-term outcome of the Turkish delight graft

The author of this study shows the long-term results of the Surgicel-wrapped diced cartilage, better known by rhinoplasty surgeons as the Turkish delight (TD) graft. The graft, originally described by the author of the article, was meant to be used...

Diced conchal cartilage with perichondrial attachment graft in rhinoplasty

This article shows the experience of a single surgeon with the use of diced conchal cartilage with perichondrial attachment in 37 consecutive patients. The graft was used to camouflage asymmetries on the lateral wall of the nose, for tip contouring...

Not all faces are alike

The author examined 108 photographs of faces taken in an exact front view, in order to look for different patterns of facial shapes: round, square, heart shaped, oval and long. The author recognised that this was a qualitative analysis and...

Conchal cartilage to reconstruct nasal septum

The authors discuss a common problem involving the loss or damage to the nasal septum. The most common causes are iatrogenic and previous surgery. The loss of the nasal septum is frequently also seen in repeated trauma and reconstruction using...

Delayed intraoral wound healing in patients on bisphosphonates

Since Marx first described bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ), the literature is now replete with cases of BRONJ. There are no internationally accepted protocols. A three month cessation of drug treatment, a ‘drug holiday’ has been advocated. The...

Nasal reconstruction – short and sweet

This brief article by Stephen S Park presents his modified technique for nasal reconstruction, based on a single-stage forehead flap. The author presents this method as an alternative to a multiple staged interpolated forehead flap and discusses its advantages and...

Acute dacryocystic retention

This is a retrospective study of patients with acute dacryocystic retention (ADR). The condition is distinct from infectious dacryocystitis, and is chararcterised by an acute onset of pain and epiphora associated with a tender but not inflamed lacrimal sac thought...

Pliability and elasticity of the external nasal skin in unilateral nasal valve collapse

The authors performed this study to test the hypothesis that the nasal skin of patients with unilateral nasal valve collapse demonstrates reduced elasticity and increased pliability on the side of the collapse compared with the nasal skin on the side...

Nasal appearance evaluations following spreader graft placement

Widening the nasal dorsum has been one of the major aesthetic concerns after using spreader grafts to improve nasal airway obstruction in patients with nasal valve problems. In this study the authors evaluated the association of functional septorhinoplasty using spreader...

Imaging for Plastic Surgery

To the best of my knowledge and after an extensive online search, I was unable to find any other textbooks that so extensively tackle the subject of medical imaging as it relates to plastic surgery in general and certainly none...

Periocular sweat gland carcinomas

This is an interesting review of a rare group of tumours which together comprise the adnexal sweat gland carcinomas. Although there are only 22 patients, this is the largest cohort ever published. The authors summarise the clinical presentation, stage, management...

Rectal ketamine during paediatric burn wound dressing procedures

Ketamine is well reported as being safe to use in providing analgesia, sedation and amnesia in paediatric populations. This prospective, randomised, double-blinded study aimed to establish an optimum dose of ketamine in burns treatment settings in children aged six months...