Correction of the severely deviated septum: Extracorporeal septoplasty

September 18, 2013
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Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic

Extracorporeal septoplasty represents a novel and evolving technique for the surgical correction of the severely deviated septum.

While classic techniques are often successfully employed to address mild to moderate deflections of the nasal septum, the severely distorted septum represents a unique challenge for the surgeon. Patients frequently present with both aesthetic and functional concerns, often as a result of trauma, previous surgery, and/or congenital malformations (figure 1).

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