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Nasal batten grafts: are patients satisfied?
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PMID:  22250264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To learn how nasal batten grafts affect patients' assessment of their nasal airway patency and to determine the extent to which patients believe batten grafts altered their appearance.
METHODS: A prospective survey study of 18 patients in a tertiary veterans hospital who had nasal airway obstruction (NAO) due to nasal valve collapse was completed. Patients had placement of bilateral polyethylene batten grafts during a 36-month study period. The Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) validated survey was used to measure a patient's subjective postoperative change in nasal airway obstruction. In addition, the patients were asked to rate the extent their appearance had changed.
RESULTS: All patients presented with complaints of NAO due to nasal valve collapse either in isolation or in combination with another anatomical source of obstruction. The nasal valve collapse was identified by clinical examination. All patients had preoperative photographs. Most patients had a trial with an intranasal stent before opting for surgical implantation of the batten grafts. The results of the NOSE survey demonstrate significant improvement in nasal obstruction. Patients also reported only a minimal change in appearance. There was 1 patient with implant extrusions and only a few implants were removed.
CONCLUSIONS: Nasal airway obstruction due to nasal valve collapse can be effectively treated with polyethylene batten grafts. The implants are well tolerated, and patients report a significant improvement in NAO. There is little risk of implant extrusion, exposure, or intolerance. In addition, patients did not note a significant change to their appearance.
Ahmed Sufyan; Michelle Ziebarth; Nancy Crousore; Tonya Berguson; Mimi S Kokoska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of facial plastic surgery     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1538-3660     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Publication Date:    2012 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-17     Completed Date:  2012-08-09     Revised Date:  2012-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883500     Medline TA:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Surgical Services, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Nasal Obstruction / etiology,  surgery*
Patient Satisfaction*
Prospective Studies
Prostheses and Implants*
Rhinoplasty / instrumentation,  methods*
Treatment Outcome
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