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Laryngoscope. 2012 Nov;122(11):2367-72. doi: 10.1002/lary.23481. Epub 2012 Aug 2.

Endoscopic sandwich technique for moderate nasal septal perforations.

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Department of Otolaryngology, First Affiliated Hospital, and Otolaryngology Institute, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS:

The aim of this article was to describe our surgical technique for the treatment of nasal septal perforations with diameters of 1 to 2 cm.

STUDY DESIGN:

Retrospective clinical research.

METHODS:

We reviewed 13 patients with moderate nasal septal perforations (1-2 cm diameter) treated with a sandwich technique (bone or cartilage and quadriceps fascia graft as an interposition graft) by an endoscope-assisted intranasal approach from January 2008 to June 2011. Follow-up periods were 3 months.

RESULTS:

Thirteen patients were treated with the sandwich technique. Twelve cases (92.3%) were completely healed. One case received incomplete closures without any postoperative symptoms. All patients were found not to have any complications after surgery.

CONCLUSIONS:

The transnasal endoscopic sandwich technique for repairing moderate nasal septal perforation (1-2 cm) has a high success rate and is easy to perform.

PMID:
22865513
DOI:
10.1002/lary.23481
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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