Reconstruction of the nose after cocaine abuse.

K. Wehrens, H. Hawinkels*, R.N. Fresow, R.R. van der Hulst, W.D. Boeckx

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    A 35-year-old woman with necrosis of the complete nasal tract due to nasal cocaine abuse is presented. Reconstruction was performed using a free radial forearm flap and rib cartilage grafts. Pre-existing skin of the nose was used for outer lining. The reconstruction led to an excellent functional and aesthetic result.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)532-534
    JournalJournal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


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