When performing septoplasty in patients with a high deviation of the nasal septum, effective correction is difficult and postoperative complications such as a saddle nose may result if the bone or cartilage is removed inordinately. Although several surgical techniques have been introduced, some are difficult to apply easily. Furthermore, the deviation may persist despite the application of surgical techniques due to the rebound memory of the remaining cartilage. This study aimed to describe a simple and safe surgical technique for crooked nasal septa with a high deviation. This method using horizontal dorsal septal incision allows easy separation of the highly deviated portion from the upper lateral cartilage. Furthermore, it is less traumatic than other methods, and predictably preserves the keystone area.
|Translated title of the contribution||Horizontal Dorsal Septal Incision for High Deviation Correction During Septoplasty|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2022 Jul 1|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The fee of English editing service was supported by a faculty research grant from Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine (grant no. 2022-52-0054 to E.J.L.).
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