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The importance of the nasal septum in the deviated nose.

Research paper by Jonathan M JM Sykes, Ji-Eon JE Kim, David D Shaye, Armando A Boccieri

Indexed on: 27 Oct '11Published on: 27 Oct '11Published in: Facial plastic surgery : FPS



Abstract

The nasal septum plays an important role in both the appearance and function of the nose. Deviation of the nose is common and correction requires a focused, anatomically based treatment. Reconstruction and support of the septum is a necessary component to a straight nose. The "four R's" of nasal septal repair--resection, reposition, reconstruction, and replacement--can be used to straighten the septum and maximize nasal appearance and function.