Transverse Slicing of the Sixth-Seventh Costal Cartilaginous Junction: A Novel Technique to Prevent Warping in Nasal Surgery.

@article{Teshima2016TransverseSO,
  title={Transverse Slicing of the Sixth-Seventh Costal Cartilaginous Junction: A Novel Technique to Prevent Warping in Nasal Surgery.},
  author={Tara Lynn Teshima and Homan Cheng and Amir Pakdel and Alex Kiss and Jeffrey Allan Fialkov},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={e50-5}
}
BACKGROUND Costal cartilage is an important reconstructive tissue for correcting nasal deformities. Warping of costal cartilage, a recognized complication, can lead to significant functional and aesthetic problems. The authors present a technique to prevent warping that involves transverse slicing of the sixth-seventh costal cartilaginous junction, that when sliced perpendicular to the long axis of the rib, provides multiple long, narrow, clinically useful grafts with balanced cross-sections… CONTINUE READING