NASAL SEPTUM RECONSTRUCTION FOR PERMANENT RESULTS AND ENHANCEMENT OF THE NASAL SUPPORT
Argyro Kypraiou, Stefanos Papailiadis
Department of Functional and Reconstructive Nose Surgery, Hospital MITERA, ENT Clinic, Hospital MITERA
The nasal septum has a cartilage and a bone part.
In a large part of the population the nasal septum is tilted, closing one or both breathing ways, causing serious headache problems, reduction of the duration and resistance in activities, snoring and sleep apnea syndrome.
The classical alignment method for the nasal septum has a mainly removal character, bone protrusions are removed together with cartilage parts in order to align the nasal septum. In cases with very tilted nasal septum, post-traumatic or congenital, the surgeon is obliged to remove large parts in order to open the airway, putting the support of the nose in danger, and specifically the bridge and the middle part.
We present the most modern and effective method for assembling the nasal septum in which the parts of cartilage removed are reinserted with a special technique into the nose in order to make it compact.
The assembly of the nasal septum is applied also in restorative operations where parts are missing from a previous operation and have to be completed with ear or rib cartilage of the same patient.
In this way the septum is reborn by its own components and results are permanent.