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 language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||1440-1441; discussion 1441|
|Journal||Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]|
|Issue number||11 Pt 1|
|State||Published - Nov 2005|
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