Using digital technology to create a custom esthetic bandage for patients after rhinectomy

Academic Article


  • Patients undergoing partial or total rhinectomy surgeries are left with a lifelong facial defect that poses psychosocial and functional challenges. The extended postoperative healing period after rhinectomy can delay the timely restoration of a patient's nose by definitive prosthesis when conventional impression methods are used. The treatment workflow for fabricating a custom esthetic nasal bandage with the use of digital technology is introduced to avoid the conventional preoperative impression, as well as to allow for immediate delivery at the postoperative follow-up visit.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Chen PH; Seidenfaden JC; Sooudi I; Kase MT
  • Start Page

  • 357
  • End Page

  • 360
  • Volume

  • 125
  • Issue

  • 2