Horizontal Dorsal Septal Incision for High Deviation Correction During Septoplasty

Cheol Hyo Ku, Eun Jung Lee, Sang Man Park, Ha Neul Lee, Hyun Su Lee, Dong Joon Park

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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 contribution상부 비중격 만곡증 교정을 위한 비중격 배부 수평절개
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-422
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jul 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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