Cotton-tipped applicators used in surgery of the nose.

Keyvan Nouri, Christopher J. Ballard

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BACKGROUND: A variety of uses have been described for cotton-tipped applicators. OBJECTIVE: We describe an additional application in surgeries involving the nose. This technique uses 8-inch obstetrics-gynecology applicators with oversized cotton tips, unlike most articles, which report the use of 6-inch applicators with smaller cotton heads. The applicators function to stabilize and support the nasal structures and thus provide a steadier operating field. CONCLUSION: It can be used in procedures of the nose, including curettage, electrocautery, hemostasis, and Mohs and other surgical excisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1440-1441; discussion 1441
JournalDermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]
Issue number11 Pt 1
StatePublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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