J Rhinol.  2003 Nov;10(1, 2):57-59.

Use of Auricular Composite Graft to Repair Nostril Stenosis: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea. hrjin@chungbuk.ac.kr

Abstract

Nostril stenosis is a rare disease causing cosmetic problem and nasal airway obstruction. Various etiologies including iatrogenic cause the stenosis. Usually the shortage of internal lining of vestibule initiates secondary intention healing where granulation and contracture results in the stenosis. Many surgical techniques have been used to correct the stenosis. The objective of this article is to present a case of iatrogenic unilateral nostril stenosis which was successfully repaired with the use of auricular composite graft.

Keyword

Nostril; Stenosis; Composite; Graft
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