Intraoperative Nasal Ala Stabilization Using the Foley Catheter

JOSEPH ALCALAY, Leonard Harry Goldberg

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-958
Number of pages2
JournalThe Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology
Volume17
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Dermatology

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