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Plastic Surgery International
Volume 2010, Article ID 958213, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/958213
Clinical Study

Avoiding Sutured Tie-Over Dressings on the Nasal Dorsum

Department of Plastic Surgery, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3LY, UK

Received 31 January 2010; Accepted 27 April 2010

Academic Editor: Francesco Carinci

Copyright © 2010 A. Harb and A. N. Pandya. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The nose is a common site for basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Surgical excision can leave a defect that is appropriate for reconstruction with full thickness skin grafting. Tie-over dressings have gained popularity in this setting. We propose that steri-strips alone provide the necessary support to facilitate excellent graft take.