European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 275, Issue 5, pp 1123–1128 | Cite as

Airwayplasty: long-term outcome of nasal wall lateralisation

  • Billy L. K. Wong
  • Yuhan Peng
  • Eamon Shamil
  • Paul Leong



There are a variety of surgical techniques which can be used to treat structural nasal obstruction. Airwayplasty is a procedure, combining septoplasty, turbinate surgery, and nasal wall lateralization. The article reports the long-term result of this novel approach.


Patients who have evidence of structural nasal obstruction were offered the option to have airwayplasty under the senior surgeon. Patients were asked to quantify the severity and the impact of their nasal obstruction using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and the validated Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) pre-operatively and post-operatively.


The mean total SNOT-22 score and VAS score showed a reduction of more than 50% with significant p value at 6 and 12 months post-operatively.


This novel approach to nasal obstruction can provide good long-term functional results for patients suffering from nasal obstruction.


Nasal obstruction Septoplasty Nasal wall lateralisation Turbinate surgery SNOT22 




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No conflict of interest from any authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Billy L. K. Wong
    • 1
  • Yuhan Peng
    • 1
  • Eamon Shamil
    • 1
  • Paul Leong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Peterborough City HospitalPeterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustPeterboroughUK

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