Eur J Plast Surg (2004) 27:152–153 DOI 10.1007/s00238-004-0628-8 LE TT ER TO T H E E DITOR K. S. Govindan Three uses of one paraffin impregnated gauze in rhinoplasty (but not as a pack) Received: 9 January 2004 / Accepted: 31 March 2004 / Published online: 26 May 2004 Springer-Verlag 2004 Sirs, Use of scissors is a better alternative. The tip of the Paraffin impregnated gauze has been used widely as a non scissors is coated with paraffin (from paper wrapped adherent dressing material . Use of paraffin impreg- around Jelonet) and is used to cut the hair from the an- nated gauze (Jelonet, Smith and Nephew) as a nasal pack terior nares. The hair sticks to the paraffin coated scissors after rhinoplasty surgery has been losing its place since (Fig. 1) and is easily removed making the field of surgery the reporting of paraffinoma [2, 3]. At present surgeons less messy and preventing hairs being dislodged in nasal are using sponge nasal packs or Whiteheads varnish im- cavity. pregnated ribbon gauze as nasal packs. But still, paraffin 2. It can be used as a layer of dressing over the dorsum has a role in rhinoplasty operation. The uses
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