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Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003 Jun;32(3):337-8.

Use of a nasogastric catheter to prevent soft tissue entanglement of the externally ported distractor arm.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCLH NHS Trust, Mortimer Market, London WC1E 6AU, UK.

Abstract

A simple method for the protection of the surrounding soft tissue during activation of a percutaneously ported distractor arm is presented. This reduces tissue damage, enhances patient compliance and could improve the overall success rate of the technique.

PMID:
12767884
DOI:
10.1054/ijom.2003.0364
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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