Laser-Activated Crimping of Nickel and Titanium Alloy Piston Stapes Benjamin Swartout, MD (presenter); Jack J Wazen, MD. New York, NY. Problem: To determine the safety and effectiveness of the nickel and titanium alloy wire-piston stapes prosthesis crimped using the laser activation technique. Methods: A retrospective analysis of all stapes procedures performed by the senior author… [Read more]
Interleukin 2 (IL-2) and interleukin 12 (IL-12) have potent anti-tumour activity as single agent therapy against several different murine and human tumours. Combining these cytokines may result in improved therapeutic effectiveness, however, the toxicity associated with simultaneous administration is prohibitive. This study was designed to determine the specific histopathologic changes associated with combination therapy. Mice… [Read more]
Toriumi D, Swartout BG. Nasal Tip Reconstruction. Rhinoplasty Atlas. In Press. Chicago, IL. 2007.
Toriumi D, Swartout BG. Rhinoplasty in the Asian Nose. Advanced Therapy in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. BC Decker, Inc. Hamilton, Ontario. 2007.
The philosophy of corrective and aesthetic surgery of the external nose has evolved over the last several decades. Historically, facial plastic surgeons had a limited understanding of nasal structure and of the long-term effects of wound healing. Often, immediate postoperative results were cosmetically pleasing, but the structural integrity of the nose was lost. In some… [Read more]
Swartout BG. Embryology of the Face. Advanced Therapy in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. BC Decker, Inc. Hamilton, Ontario. 2007.
Most Asian patients seeking rhinoplasty exhibit platyrrhine characteristics with a low dorsum and inadequate projection. Typical reductive rhinoplasty techniques are not effective in managing the characteristic anatomy of the Asian patient. Asian patients also tend to have weak lower lateral cartilages with thick sebaceous skin over the nasal tip, leading to a blunting of the… [Read more]
Rhinoplasty is the most challenging procedure in all of facial plastic surgery and it has undergone significant changes in the past 25 years. In the past, surgeons used reductive techniques to decrease the size and alter the shape of the underlying cartilage and bone. This frequently produced a smaller, more well defined nose in the… [Read more]