Bilateral nasal vestibular stenosis: a case of rhinoscleroma and review of surgical techniques
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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.
KeywordsNasal obstruction Vestibular stenosis
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