Our experience with spreader graft in septorhinoplasty by open approach

Markandeya Tiwari, Surender Kumar, H. C. Goel, Carnegie De sa
2018 International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery  
<p class="abstract"><strong>Background:</strong> Spreader graft being one of the best method for volumetric expansion of internal nasal angle to address the nasal valve pathologies, popularised by Sheen.</p><p class="abstract"><strong>Methods:</strong> To evaluate its functional effect on relieving nasal obstruction secondary to nasal valve pathologies, our study was conducted in 40 patients (35 male and 5 female; mean age 28 years) having both external nasal deformity and nasal obstruction.
more » ... E scale was used to assess functional improvement. </p><p class="abstract"><strong>Results:</strong> Out of total 40 patients (22 patients with saddle nose deformity, 10 crooked nose and 8 nasal dorsum deformity), 35 patients (87.5%) were fully satisfied with functional outcome as assessed by NOSE score.</p><p><strong>Conclusions:</strong> Spreader graft is good way to handle nasal obstruction secondary to narrow internal nasal angle. </p>
doi:10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20181865 fatcat:vlafds6aibeldlmrxr3ewroqr4