Bilateral nasal vestibular stenosis: a case of rhinoscleroma and review of surgical techniques

  • Manish Gupta
  • A. K. Rai
Short Communication


Vestibular stenosis is an uncommon but debilitating cause of nasal obstruction. It is caused by disruption of the nasal vestibular lining with secondary proliferation of granulation and fibrous tissue. A number of techniques have been described for repair of the stenotic segment. Correction can be difficult because of the tendency of wound contracture and recurrence. We present a surgical technique that employs the concept of excision of the stenotic segment, enlargement of the vestibule and placement of a full thickness skin flap. Its ability to resist contracture obviates the need for post-operative stenting and gives good result.


Nasal obstruction Vestibular stenosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjang HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.1217 Type-IV Qrtr.Govt. Medical College Hosp. CampusChandigarhIndia

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