• Challenges in mid-nasal vault management: spreader graft or spreader flap?

    7 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    The internal nasal valve is typically the narrowest portion of the nasal airway and is formed by the junction of the upper lateral cartilage and the nasal septum.1 Collapse of the nasal valve is often responsible for significant nasal obstruction and is associated with deficiencies in the lateral nasal wall structural support. Congenital, trauma or iatrogenic etiologies can constrict the INV area.1,2 Dorsal hump reduction and medialization of the lateral nasal wall for addressing the open roof and over-resection of the lower lateral cartilage in reduction rhinoplasty can compromise the INV...
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