Complications after Inadequate Treatment of Nasal Bone Fracture Combined with Septal Fracture: A Case Report

Seung Koo Yang, Seung-No Hong
2021 Journal of Rhinology  
In treating a nasal bone, an incomplete nasal bone reduction can result in nasal deformity, both aesthetic and functional, requiring a secondary operation. A 60-year-old female with a traumatic comminuted nasal bone fracture with septal fracture was initially treated with closed reduction, which later resulted in a saddle nose and a completely occluded nasal cavity. Later, the patient underwent a revision operation of extracorporeal septorhinoplasty with rib cartilage graft, and the
more » ... and the postoperative course was uneventful. Herein, we present a case of complications occurring after inadequate treatment of septal fracture. Physicians should thoroughly evaluate the extent of the nasal bone fracture, including the integrity of the nasal septum, and manage accordingly. KEY WORDS: Nasal bone fractureㆍSeptal fractureㆍClosed reductionㆍComplicationㆍRhinoplastyㆍExtracorporeal septoplasty. J Rhinol
doi:10.18787/jr.2021.00352 fatcat:d4mcwugnzzblxh34cef2l5gm2y