Spreader graft: a method of reconstructing the roof of the middle nasal vault following rhinoplasty

Plast Reconstr Surg. 1984 Feb;73(2):230-9.


Submucosal placement of strips of cartilage along the anterior border of the septum--the spreader graft--has proved to be an effective method for reconstructing the roof of the middle vault. It is recommended in all primary rhinoplasty patients in whom resection of the roof of the upper cartilaginous vault is a necessary part of the surgical plan.

MeSH terms

  • Cartilage / transplantation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nasal Septum / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery
  • Reoperation
  • Rhinoplasty* / methods