Percutaneous root osteotomy for correction of the deviated nose
Methods: The study retrospectively reviewed 50 patients who underwent corrective rhinoplasty involving a percutaneous root osteotomy. Two independent rhinoplastic surgeons assessed treatment outcomes by comparing pre- and postoperative photographs. Complications associated with the procedure were assessed also.
Results: Postoperative photographs showed the outcome was excellent in 42 cases (84%), good in 2 cases (4%), fair in 4 cases (8%), and no change in the “central area” in 2 cases (4%). No cases showed a poor or worsening outcome, and there were no complications such as visible scarring or osteotomy site depressions.
Conclusions: Percutaneous root osteotomy appears to be a valuable adjunct procedure for correction of deviated noses.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Otolaryngology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea 2: Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
Publication date: 2007-07-01