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A simple idea for approximating the volume of filler needed for chest-wall contour-defects
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 235–236, September 2012
How to Cite
Sivathasan, N. and Chakrabarty, K. H. (2012), A simple idea for approximating the volume of filler needed for chest-wall contour-defects. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 11: 235–236. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2165.2012.00630.x
- Issue published online: 3 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
- Accepted for publication April 1, 2012
- estimating volume;
- pectus excavatum
Fillers can be used to correct contour-defects. Due to the irregularities of defects, estimating the volume of filler required can be difficult. This frequently results in surgeons taking a step-wise approach to filler-injection, usually occurring over different appointments. Using a patient with pectus excavatum as an example, we provide a simple tip as to estimating the volume of filler required. In this case, normal saline was poured into the chest-wall defect until the adequate level was reached (from the lateral aspect), while noting how much liquid was used. The patient then had a comparable volume of filler injected.