Nasal Implants Workup

Updated: Oct 26, 2018
  • Author: Garrett A Wirth, MD, MS, FACS; Chief Editor: Deepak Narayan, MD, FRCS  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

Standard preoperative testing still is required for patient safety during anesthesia for nasal reconstruction.

Should any continuing process be suspected, institute preoperative workup and therapy prior to placing implants or performing reconstruction, whether this involves serial débridements, treatment of an infectious process, ongoing medical therapies, or other therapies.

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Imaging Studies

Imaging studies are directly correlated to the reconstructive needs. The greater the degree of trauma or defect, the greater the possibility that imaging studies will be beneficial. This may give a better indication of available bone stock if metallic mesh, K-wires, or screws are to be used.

Standardized photographs can also be very beneficial in overall patient management.

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