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Correction of caudal deflections of the nasal septum with a modified Goldman septoplasty technique: How we do it

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October 1, 2007
by William Lawson, MD, DDS; Richard Westreich, MD

Correcting deviations of the caudal septum can be challenging because of cartilage memory, the need to provide adequate nasal tip and dorsal septal support, and the long-term effects of healing. The authors describe a minimally invasive, endonasal approach to the correction of caudal septal deviations. The procedure involves a hemitransfixion incision, unilateral flap elevation, and cartilage repositioning by limited dissection and excision.

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