Çalgüner M., Betow Ch.

While trying to perfect our operating techniques in the Ear-Nose-Throat clinc of the Free University of Berlin, we introduced the rhomboid graft,which is used in substance losses after accidents and tumor excisions and which brought absolutely esthetic resuts. During the time from 1970 to 1976 this new method was used 28 times. We used the rhomboid graft after tumor operations in the facial area, as well as for covering of resistant hypopharynx and parotis fistulas which could not be covered by the usual grafts. 27 patients were examined post-operatively and the results were documented. Here we would like to point out again the absolutely esthetic results we reached, especially in the removal of fistulas in the neck area where the tissue was already quite damaged through prior operations and radiation treatment. Therefore one can say that the goal which every surgeon sets himself in a plastic operation, has been satisfactorily fulfilled with the rhomboid graft.

Türk Otolarengoloji Bülteni 3(2)/159-161

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