Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2001 Aug;44(8):886-889.

A Case of Dorsal Nasal Cyst after Augmentation Rhinoplasty

  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inha University College of Medicine, Inchon, Korea.


Augmentation rhinoplasty is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures for orientals. Various materials have been used for augmenting the nasal dorsum. Complications that may occur right after rhinoplasty are generally attributed to failure to obtain the desired aesthetic, functional and psychological results. Other complications include postoperative hemorrhage and infection including cellulitis, abscess formation and toxic shock. Serious life-threatening complications such as intracranial or general infection that occurred in the preantibiotic era are fortunately infrequent. Dorsal nasal cyst formation is also considered a rare complication of augmentation rhinoplasty. The cause of this complication is not well known untill now; however, the entrapment of nasal mucosa and subsequent growth through osteotomy sites are thought to be the basis for the formation of these mass. Dorsal nasal cyst formation of post-augmentaion rhinoplasty was reported in a few case around the world but not in Korea. However, we experienced one case of dorsal nasal cyst formation after augmentation rhinoplasty in our clinic. Therefore, we present the case report of dorsal nasal cyst formation as a rare post-augmentation rhinoplasty with inferior turbinate bone and cartilage.


Rhinoplasty; Complication; Dorsal nasal cyst
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