The authors describe a technique of intraoperative nasal ala stabilization to aid excision of skin lesions on the nasal ala and the surrounding skin. The fixation is achieved by inserting a Foley catheter into the nasal antrum and inflating the balloon. The inflated balloon produces pressure against the surrounding walls, allows convenient excision of skin lesions with good hemostasis, and is comfortable for the patient.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1991|
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