Equine Pericardium Membrane to Prevent Dorsal Irregularities in Rhinoplasty

Tito Matteo Marianetti, Francesca Grussu, Daniele Cervelli, Giulio Gasparini, Sandro Pelo
2014 Annals of Plastic Surgery  
Even after a well-executed rhinoplasty, small dorsal irregularities are not uncommon. Many materials have been used for camouflage, including autologous, homologous, and alloplastic materials. We used an equine pericardium membrane in 33 postrhinoplasty patients to prevent or correct nasal dorsal irregularities. The membrane promotes a local fibrous reaction, which leaves a uniform connective layer. In our hands, equine pericardium membrane seems to be a useful material for rhinoplasty refinements.
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doi:10.1097/sap.0b013e31827100fa pmid:23676515 fatcat:ues7b5bedfgufnitnzxwacxqza