Facial plast Surg 2015; 31(03): 252-258
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1555625
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The Role of Transverse Osteotomies in Severe Nasal Trauma

John L. Frodel Jr.
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania
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30 June 2015 (online)


Facial trauma commonly produces trauma to the nose and perinasal area. In this review, emphasis is on the treatment of the severely deviated nose in terms of excessive shift of the bony dorsum and bony pyramid. In particular, we focus on the problem of centering the severely deviated bony dorsum and when we believe it is helpful to move the entire bony dorsum as a unit, utilizing the transverse osteotomy in addition to traditional osteotomies.