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Journal of Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 2005;6(1):31-35.
The Clinical Use of High Density Polyethylene Implants (MEDPOR(R)) in Rhinoplasty after Foreign Body Removal.
Jung Min Park, Jae Seong Ha, Keun Cheol Lee, Seok Kwun Kim, Jin Hwa Lee
1Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea. jmpark@daunet.donga.ac.kr
2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea.
The materials used in rhinoplasty can be divided into autogenous and alloplastic one. The advantages of autogenous materials such as bone, cartilage, dermofat are no postoperative rejection and good adaptation. They are also economical. But they are often limited in harvesting which entails additional morbidity. Many synthetic materials have been introduced in rhinoplasty. Silicone is popular material for augumentation, but that has disadvantage, such as infection, protrusion, foreign body reaction and showing. Porous high density polyethylene implant (Medpor(R)) present an alternative to autogenous material as they allow of fibrovascular ingrowth, leading to stability of the implant and decreased rates of infection. We reviewed the data from 10 consecutive patients with foreign body injection on the nose who were operated in Dong-A University Hospital from May 2001 to July 2003. Our application is that the necessity of enough rigidity to provide structural support and enough volume to provide augumentation. Patient follow-up ranged from 1 month to 2 years. We can achieve 7 good satisfaction patients and 3 fair satisfaction patients. No complications were reported, such as infection, secondary deformity and exposure of implants. Medpor(R) is useful in corrective rhinoplasty, especially in the cases with foreign body injection, because it can provide structural support and augumentation with enough rigidity.
Keywords: High density polyethylene; Medpor; Rhinoplasty; Foreign body removal
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