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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-16

Assessment of functional and esthetic outcomes of external approach septorhinoplasty with spreader graft in North India

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Sandeep Trehan
B-187, Mansarovar Garden, New Delhi - 110 015
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjoh.sjoh_31_21

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Introduction: Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed facial plastic surgeries. Esthetic rhinoplasty can be exclusively esthetic or for both functional and esthetic concerns combined. The spreader graft can be used as a spacer where a patient with nasal obstruction who is also having external nasal deformity can be benefitted in both the areas. Objectives: The objective is to assess the functional and esthetic outcomes pre- and post-operatively in patients undergoing external approach rhinoplasty with spreader grafting. Methodology: Thirty patients were included in the study. Internal valve collapse was confirmed by modified Cottle's maneuver and diagnostic nasal endoscopy. All surgeries were done using an external approach under general anesthesia. Pre- and post-operative nasal obstruction symptom evaluation (NOSE) and rhinoplasty outcome evaluation (ROE) score were taken. Results: The preoperative NOSE score average was 64.5. After 3 months of postoperative follow-up, the NOSE score reduced to a mean value of 11.83. The preoperative ROE score average was 6.73. Postoperative ROE score improved to a mean value of 18.83. Conclusion: Rhinoplasty is a delicate, skill demanding surgical procedure which, when done along with a spreader graft will be beneficial both functionally and cosmetically in patients with external nasal deformity with obstruction symptoms. Comparison of esthetic and functional results could be done further in future studies which will provide further inputs in the field of rhinoplasty.

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