Facial plast Surg 2017; 33(04): 451-452
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1603786
Letter to the Editor
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Lateral Wall Insufficiency after Septal Reconstruction

Shannon Rudy1, Sami P. Moubayed2, Sam P. Most3
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
  • 3Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
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Publication Date:
28 July 2017 (online)

Anterior septal reconstruction (ASR) is a form of extracorporeal septoplasty used to treat anterocaudal septal deviation. Some patients also suffer from lateral wall insufficiency (LWI), where the lateral nasal wall collapses on inspiration. Specific therapies are used to treat LWI, but the isolated effect of ASR on LWI has not previously been studied. We hypothesized that patients undergoing ASR would experience improvement in LWI severity given the decrease in nasal resistance.