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Reconstruction of dorsal and/or caudal nasal septum deformities with septal battens or by septal replacement: an overview and comparison of techniques.
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PMID:  16955001     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to describe and compare two techniques used to correct nasal septum deviations located in the dorsal and/or caudal septum. STUDY DESIGN: The authors conducted a retrospective clinical chart review. METHODS: The authors conducted a comparison of functional and technical results between surgery in the L-strut of the septum in 114 patients with septal battens or by septal replacement by subjective self-evaluation and by examination of the position of the septum during follow up. RESULTS: There was subjective improvement in nasal breathing in 86% of the septal batten group and in 94% of the septal replacement group. This difference was not statistically significant. The technical result was judged by examining the position of the septum during follow up as midline, slightly deviated, or severely deviated. The septum was significantly more often located in the midline during follow up in the septal replacement group than in the septal batten group. CONCLUSION: Treatment of deformities located in the structurally important L-strut of the septum may be technically challenging and many functional, structural, and esthetic considerations must be taken into account. On the basis of this series, both septal battens and septal replacement techniques may be considered for correction of deviations in this area. The functional improvement rates were not significantly different between the techniques, although during follow up, the septum appeared to be significantly more often located in the midline in the septal replacement group. The techniques are described and their respective advantages and potential drawbacks are discussed.
Robert F André; Hadé D Vuyk
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  116     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-06     Completed Date:  2006-10-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1668-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery, Rijnland Hospital, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Cartilage / transplantation
Chi-Square Distribution
Nasal Septum / surgery*
Nose Deformities, Acquired / surgery*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Retrospective Studies
Rhinoplasty / methods*
Treatment Outcome

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