Facial plast Surg 2014; 30(02): 194-204
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1371906
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Extracorporeal Septoplasty: Variations of the Technique

Eduardo Morera Serna1, Felipe Culaciati Tapia2
  • 1Servicio de Otorrinolaringología, Hospital Universitario Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 2Servicio de Otorrinolaringología, Clínica Teknon, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
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Publication Date:
08 May 2014 (online)

Abstract

Complex deviation of the nasal septum is one of the most challenging situations for the nasal surgeon. Standard septoplasty fails to obtain a good outcome when multiple planes of deviation are present. We describe three different techniques for extracorporeal nasal septum reconstruction suitable for any possible situation of the septal framework. Normal nasal patency and a good aesthetic result were achieved in every case. No important complications or sequelae appeared in any of the patients. Complete external reconstruction of the septal framework is the technique of choice in complex deviations of the nasal septum.