A new method of costal cartilage harvest for total auricular reconstruction: part II. Evaluation and analysis of the regenerated costal cartilage.

@article{Kawanabe2007ANM,
  title={A new method of costal cartilage harvest for total auricular reconstruction: part II. Evaluation and analysis of the regenerated costal cartilage.},
  author={Yasuyo Kawanabe and Satoru Nagata},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={119 1},
  pages={308-15}
}
BACKGROUND The authors established the hypothesis that chest wall deformity can be absolutely avoided by leaving the perichondrium completely intact at the donor site for cartilage regeneration. As described in Part I, on the new method of costal cartilage harvest, the authors were able to confirm regeneration of cartilage visually and with palpation at 6 months postoperatively. METHODS The regenerated cartilage of four patients at 6, 8, 10, and 12 months, respectively, after the first-stage… CONTINUE READING

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