1 Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital
2 Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital, Basrah, IRAQ
Rhinoplasty is the most demanding aesthetic procedure that is currently shifted from ablative to conservative surgical procedures, one of these procedures is using cartilage grafts for correction and augmentation of congenital and acquired nasal deformities. The Autologous costal cartilage graft (ACCG) is a good choice for reconstruction of these deformities because its ample amount and good strength.
The aim of this study is to assess the outcome of using autologous costal cartilage graft in augmentation rhinoplasty in severe congenital and acquired nasal deformities.
This is a prospective study of 10 patients aged between 16-45 years (7 females and 3 males) in form of 4 cases of saddle nose, 3 cases of cleft lip nasal deformity, two cases of post-traumatic severely deviated nose, and one case of African nose. Patients underwent augmentation rhinoplasty by ACCG, from July 2018-June 2019. The follow-up period was 6-12 months concentrating on preoperative and postoperative structural and functional evaluation.
The outcome of augmentation rhinoplasty by ACCG was evaluated by 2 independent surgeons and the results were accepted by both surgeons and patients in 9 out of 10 cases (apart from one case that she had infection of the graft) with donor site complication rates near to the related studies.
In conclusion, ACCG is one of the best choices for severe nasal deformities that need ample amount of cartilage for structural and functional support and good aesthetic outcome with low complication rate.
Keywords: Autologus graft, Costal cartilage, Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Augmentation.