Nasal Valve Surgery: How I do it?


One of the reasons for patients attending ENT clinic with a persistent feeling of Nasal obstruction is the presence of a narrow nasal valve. Currently, there are many surgical methods for widening narrow nasal valves. Yet, most of these methods are difficult to perform and with unpredictable results. The main purpose of this study is to describe and evalu- ate our technique of minimally invasive nasal valve surgery. Thirty three patients, who attended our clinic complaining from of nasal obstruction, were evaluated for indication for nasal valve surgery, complications, and postoperative re- sults. Thirty one out of the 33 patients (94%) who underwent the surgery reported subjective improvement. Visual ana- logue score (VAS score) was used to estimate the degree of pre and postoperative nasal obstruction, the mean preopera- tive score was 8.891 and the mean postoperative was 3.241 and the improvement was statistically significant (P < 0.002), (R = 3.174). In conclusion, it can be said that the technique of Minimal Invasive Nasal Valve Surgery was found to be safe and extremely effective for most patients having narrow nasal valve.

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A. Ghareeb, J. Patel and M. Bakry, "Nasal Valve Surgery: How I do it?," International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2013, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2013.21001.

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