Facial Plast Surg 2016; 32(01): 017-021
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1570323
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The Nasal Airway: A Critical Review

Capi C. Wever
1   Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
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10. Februar 2016 (online)


Functional nasal surgery is frequently performed and deeply embedded in otolaryngology. However, unequivocal proof of its efficacy is still pending, leading some health authorities toward restrictive policies. In this article, we review the evidence and suggest that reexamining the paradigm of functional nasal surgery may be appropriate.