Journal of Rhinology 2006;13(1):18-21.
Published online May 31, 2006.
Anchoring Suture for Correction of Septal Deviation
Sun Hee Song, Woo Hyoung Nam, Jung Soo Kim
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. sookim@knu.ac.kr
고정봉합을 이용한 비중격성형술
송선희, 남우형, 김정수
경북대학교 의과대학 이비인후-두경부외과학교실
Abstract
Background and Objectives
Septoplasty is often dismissed as a simple procedure and this can lead to unsatisfactory results. Although multiple techniques of septal surgery have been performed, approximately 20 to 30% of patients find their symptoms are not corrected adequately. Causes of failure may be found in the inherent memory of that cartilage possesses or in the requirement to end septal correction surgery when support of nose is at risk for compromise. The purpose of this study was to introduce and evaluate the efficacy of an anchoring suture-a new technique for correction of septal deviation.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
We studied 40 patients who underwent septoplasty with anchoring suture between October 2003 and December 2004. All patients completed their symptom, discomfort score on visual analogue scale (VAS) and acoustic rhinometry was performed before and 2 months after septoplasty with anchoring suture. Data was analyzed by paired t-test.
Results
Patients symptom and discomfort score were decreased and acoustic rhinometry parameters were increased significantly. There was no complication reported.
Conclusion
Anchoring suture is simple, safe and attractive method for correction of septal deviation and some aspects do require further investigation.
Key Words: Nasal septum;Surgical procedures;Suture techniques


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