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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92-93

Columellar scars in middle eastern patients are they exceptionally obvious?

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Sami Al Harthy
King Abdulaziz University Jospital, P.O. Box 245 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.274782

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Objective: To re-investigate the findings of previous researchers regarding columellar scars visibility results on Middle Eastern patients. Method: Case analysis report and review of the medical literature on the said topic. Subject: Eighty seven Middle Eastern patients who underwent primary open rhinoplasty and/or septorhinoplasty. Results: Only 9 patients (10.3% of patients) considered their scar unsatisfactory and 2 patients (3. 4 %) considered as objective failure when assessed by another rhinoplastic surgeon. Conclusion: This study concludes that columellar scars in Middle Eastern patients can be highly unnoticeable if optimum technique of wound closure will be used.

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