Facial plast Surg 2013; 29(06): 455-463
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1360597
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Segmental Reconstruction for Nasal Septal Deviation

Fazil Apaydin1
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ege University Medical Faculty, Bornova, İzmir, Turkey
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Publication Date:
10 December 2013 (online)

Abstract

The management of septal deviations is one of the major challenges for the surgeon due to variability of the etiology of nasal obstruction. In parallel with the advances in rhinoplasty techniques during the last three decades, the treatment options for septal deviation increased tremendously. In this article, a new anatomical and virtual division of the nasal septum known as “segmental division” is proposed. Additionally, the management of deviations in the caudal and/or dorsal segment is presented. In traumatic and revision cases, more difficult techniques necessitating the harvesting of conchal or costal cartilages are also demonstrated.

Note

This study was performed at the Department of Otolaryngology, Ege University Medical Faculty, Bornova 35100, İzmir, Turkey.