A Useful Method for Planning Hump Resection of Deviated Nose
The deviated nose is a particular challenge because both functional and aesthetic problems must be addressed. A most important challenge is resection of the hump. The nasal bones often are asymmetric in deviated noses. Several methods have been used for resection of the hump. Using the authors’ method, it is possible to calculate the extent of hump resection. Clinical analysis of the nasal deviation is performed preoperatively. Digital photographs are taken, and all the landmarks are marked on the life-size photo prints. Planning begins on the deviated side. The ideal dorsal line is drawn, and the extent of hump resection is planned according to the preoperative measurements. Measurements on the deviated side are applied to the other side using the medial canthi and the most prominent part of the alar creases as landmarks. Classical methods emphasize the importance of the chisel position during hump removal. According to the classical approach, the chisel should be positioned lower on the deviated side to resect more bone. However, there is no method for calculating how the chisel should be positioned exactly during hump resection. Therefore, a precise plan has been devised to leave symmetric nasal bones after hump resection. The authors have applied this method in eight cases, achieving satisfactory results.
KeywordsDeviated nose Hump resection Nasal bones Rhinoplasty
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