Year 2019, Volume 5 , Issue 3, Pages 529 - 534 2019-05-04

Semi-wrapping lateral cartilage to a square edged strut perpendicularly to prevent collapse in external nasal valve dysfunction: pseudodome technique

Muhammed YANILMAZ [1] , Davut AKDUMAN [2]

Objectives: During inhalation through the nose, the weakness of lateral cartilage may cause the collapse of nasal vestibule and sidewall, causing the complaint of difficult breathing through the nose. We aimed to support the lateral cartilage with a square edged strut to resolve this problem.

Methods: We described a technique in 8 cases (5 males, 3 females). In this technique the lateral cartilage is semi wrapped from the underside to a square edged strut, and arched to outside with an open approach rhinoplasty. As it was only a physical support and did not create a new canting up through the skin, we named this maneuver as pseudodome technique.

Results: All patients experienced relief of symptoms and no complications observed. The reinforcement effect of the strut was effective in preventing collapse of the nasal alar sidewall as well as did not cause contour irregularities.

Conclusions: Pseudodome technique can be performed for acquired or congenital nasal sidewall collapse caused by lower lateral cartilage structural weaknesses successfully. 

nasal valve, lateral cartilage, pseudodome technique, open approach rhinoplasty
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Articles

Orcid: 0000-0003-3188-4171
Author: Muhammed YANILMAZ
Institution: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medient Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-1807-1478
Author: Davut AKDUMAN (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Düzce University School of Medicine, Düzce, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Application Date : January 9, 2018
Acceptance Date : January 29, 2018
Publication Date : May 4, 2019

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