Abstract • Small skin grafts are often the most appropriate treatment of skin defects on the face, as in the areas of the nasal tip and the anterior surface of the auricle. An improved technique for suturing the graft and applying the stent is described that uses rapidly absorbed 6-0 mild chromic sutures and a protective stent that is taped in a radial fashion. This technique has proved to yield appropriate graft results as well as avoiding a number of the inconveniences of traditional grafting and stent methods. (Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:437-438) References 1. Stickel DL: Transplantation: Historical aspects , in Sabiston DC (ed): Davis-Christopher Textbook of Surgery , ed 10. Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1972, vol 1, p 427. 2. Schultz RC: Treatment of soft tissue injuries , in Facial Injuries . Chicago, Year Book Medical Publishers, 1977, pp 103-109. 3. Kanzanjian VH, Converse JM (ed): Surgical Treatment of Facial Injuries , ed 3. Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1974, vol 1, p 540. 4. Webster RC, Davidson TM, Smith RC: Broken line scar revision , in Borges AF (ed): Clinics in Plastic Surgery . Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1977, vol 4, pp 263-274.
Archives of Otolaryngology – American Medical Association
Published: Jul 1, 1982