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Ann Plast Surg. 2014 Aug;73(2):124-7. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31827100a6.

Modified extracorporeal septoplasty: using a unilateral curved spreader graft with a septal caudal graft.

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From the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Vali-Asr Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.


The difficulty in correcting deviated nose has been discussed for more than 50 years. Numerous techniques have been proposed for the rectification of this deformity. In this study, we describe a modification to the extracorporeal septoplasty technique that comprises a more conservative approach and results in a stable cartilaginous framework. Combination of curved spreader graft with a septal caudal graft is introduced in the method as a modified extracorporeal septoplasty. Twenty-three patients were enrolled in the study. There were no revision cases. In all cases, comparison of preoperative and postoperative photographs showed improved contour.

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