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Evidence-based practice: functional rhinoplasty. Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2012 Oct;45(5):1033-43

Date

09/18/2012

Pubmed ID

22980683

DOI

10.1016/j.otc.2012.06.007

Abstract

The cause of nasal obstruction can often be attributed to pathologic conditions of the nasal valve. The key physical examination finding in nasal valve compromise is inspiratory collapse of the nasal sidewall. Validated subjective and objective measures evaluating nasal obstruction exist, although with weak correlation. Functional rhinoplasty encompasses the surgical techniques used to address obstruction occurring in this area. These techniques aim to increase the size of the nasal valve opening and/or strengthen the lateral nasal wall and nasal ala, preventing dynamic collapse. Much of the supporting evidence for functional rhinoplasty consists of observational studies that are universally favorable.

Author List

Cannon DE, Rhee JS

Author

John S. Rhee MD Chair, Professor in the Otolaryngology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Airway Resistance
Disease Management
Evidence-Based Practice
Humans
Nasal Obstruction
Nose
Recovery of Function
Rhinomanometry
Rhinometry, Acoustic
Rhinoplasty
Treatment Outcome
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