Cartilage regeneration in the rabbit nasal septum.

  title={Cartilage regeneration in the rabbit nasal septum.},
  author={Meghann Lee Kaiser and Amir M Karam and Ali Sepehr and Hausin Wong and L L Liaw and David E Vokes and Brian J.-F. Wong},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={116 10},
OBJECTIVE Rhinoplasty frequently includes harvesting of nasal septal cartilage. The objective of this prospective basic investigation is to determine whether cartilage can regenerate after submucosal resection (SMR) of the nasal septum in the rabbit. Neocartilage formation has not heretofore been described in this model. METHODS By lateral rhinotomy, SMR was performed on 17 rabbits followed by reapproximation of the perichondrium. After 7 months, septi were fixed, sectioned, and examined… CONTINUE READING
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