The role of apoptosis in traumatic versus nontraumatic nasal septal cartilage


GORUR K. , POLAT G., OZCAN C., ARSLAN E., VAYISOGLU Y., Ozturk O. G. , ...More

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.119, no.6, pp.1773-1776, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 119 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.prs.0000259089.98720.9f
  • Title of Journal : PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1773-1776

Abstract

Background: Nasal surgery is occasionally performed to correct traumatic nasal deformity. Septal cartilage is the main tissue to be corrected and is a graft source when needed. A risk in engrafting with cartilage is the possibility of resorption as a result of either necrosis or apoptosis. The authors evaluated the rate of apoptosis in deviated and straight cartilage to investigate the cause of resorption of cartilage tissue.