Facial plast Surg 2016; 32(01): 017-021
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1570323
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The Nasal Airway: A Critical Review

Capi C. Wever1
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Publication Date:
10 February 2016 (online)

Abstract

Functional nasal surgery is frequently performed and deeply embedded in otolaryngology. However, unequivocal proof of its efficacy is still pending, leading some health authorities toward restrictive policies. In this article, we review the evidence and suggest that reexamining the paradigm of functional nasal surgery may be appropriate.