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Intracorporeal Septorhinoplasty

Technique and Outcome

Nassar, Ahmed Tharwat, MD

doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000004782
Original Articles

Objective: Septal deformities usually associated with functional and aesthetic nasal consequences. Multiple techniques were described to correct these deformities. Using less invasive and at the same time competent technique with loge standing results is important. This study aimed to assess intracorporeal correction for septal deviation with assessment of its competence in managing deferent degrees of deviation and to show concomitant patient-dependant internal valve manipulation used.

Methods: Intracorporeal correction of septal deviation was used in 35 patients which was performed at plastic surgery departments of Menoufia University Hospital and Mawada Privet Hospital, Egypt. The study was carried out between July 2014 and July 2017.

Results: Thirty-five patients with variable types of septal deformities, 16 of them were females and 19 were males, were included in the study. Age of patients was between 18 and 55 years (mean 24.9, standard deviation 7.9). Etiology was found as follows: 15 (about 43%) posttraumatic septal deviation, 8 (about 23%) patients had postcleft septal deviation, and the remaining 12 had idiopathic septal deviation. Spreader graft was in 22 (about 63%) patients. Septal hematoma followed by septal perforation occurred in 1 patient (2.8%), while dorsal irregularities were found in 3 (8.4%) patients. Recurrent septal deviation occurred in 2 (5.6%) patients. Concerning functional outcome, no residual nasal obstruction was found in all patients with negative Cottle sign postoperative.

Conclusion: Intracorporeal correction of septal deformities in open rhinoplasty technique is still found to be effective and less invasive option even with sever septal deviation.

Plastic Surgery Department, Menoufia University, Menofia, Egypt.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Ahmed Tharwat Nassar, MD, Plastic Surgery Department, Menoufia University, Egypt 32111; E-mail:

Received 29 November, 2017

Accepted 29 May, 2018

The author reports no conflicts of interest.

© 2018 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.