Outcome of Surgery for Crooked Nose: An Objective Method of Evaluation
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The aim of this study was to report the authors’ surgical results, and to present their method of angle measurement using the Scion Image computer program to evaluate surgical results for crooked noses.
The study included 27 patients with crooked noses: classified as C-type and 14 classified as I-type. Deviation angles were measured by using the Scion Image computer program on frontal views before and at least 3 months after the operation. Correction of the crooked nose was performed through an open approach with the patients under general anesthesia.
Significant correction was achieved for both types of crooked noses (p < 0.05). The results for the I-type crooked noses were closer to the ideal angles than those for the C-type, but the difference was not significant. The findings showed that 66.7% of the patients with crooked noses, had good or excellent results after surgery: 53.8% of those with the C-Type and 78.6% of those with the I-type.
It is difficult to achieve satisfactory results in the correction of crooked noses. The angle measurement method using the Scion Image computer program may be helpful in evaluating the effectiveness of different surgical techniques.
KeywordsAngle Crooked nose C-crooked nose Deviation angle I-crooked nose measurement method Scion Image computer program.
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