Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2015 Feb;58(2):79-87. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2015.58.2.79.

A Practical and Clinical Application of the Septoplasty

  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. bhahn@dsmc.or.kr


A nasal septal deviation is a condition that should be handled as a disease entity only when a patient complaints intractable nasal stuffiness or decreased quality of life. Also a surgeon should diagnose a various cause of the nasal obstruction including static and dynamic collapse of the nasal valve. Although septoplasty is most commonly performed operation to relieve the nasal obstruction, it is sometimes very difficult and cumbersome because of a variety of septal pathology. A surgeon should be aware of the specific condition of patients and should apply the tailored techniques to correct each condition. This review could provide a detailed and practical information at each steps of the septoplasty, also gives various tips to remind at the operation room and outpatient clinic. Recent papers regarding septoplasty techniques, tips and pearls, complications are reviewed and my personal recommendations with tiny tips are provided also.


Nasal septum; Nasal valve; Septoplasty; Tips
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