Background: Cartilage grafts are frequently too small to serve as dorsal grafts so that several segments must be secured together to achieve adequate dimensions. The suturing of graft segments is time-consuming and difficult. Objective: This study examines the use of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate for the prefabrication and fixation of nasal cartilage grafts. Methods: 2-octyl cyanoacrylate was used to prefabricate cartilage grafts and secure nasal tip grafts in 9 patients who underwent open rhinoplasty. Results: Cartilage grafts appeared to maintain their volume and position. There was no evidence that 2-octyl cyanoacrylate led to inflammation, erythema, or fibrosis. Conclusions: 2-octyl cyanoacrylate is an effective method for prefabricating and securing nasal cartilage grafts. There were no negative sequelae associated with its use in this series of patients.
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