Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2000 Sep;43(9):952-955.

Rhinoplasty Using Percutaneous Osteotomy

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. yjang@anseo.dankook.ac.kr

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A precise osteotomy is a requirement for successful rhinoplasty. Osteotomy in rhinoplasty is frequently performed via intranasal route through vestibular incision or can be performed by percutaneous approach. The latter has never been reported in the domestic journal. Thus, we aimed to evaluate in this study the usefulness of rhinoplasty using percutaneous osteotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The pateints age ranged from 19 to 38 years. Surgeries were performed on 6 cases who underwent rhinoplasty during the period of October 1999 to February 2000. Osteotomy via external approach was used with the aid of a sharp, straight 2 mm osteotome. RESULT: Irregularity, scoliosis, and broadness of nasal bony pyramid in the study subjects were successfully corrected using percutaneous osteotomy. During the procedure, hemomhage was minimal. Postoperatively, ecchymosis and edema was negligible and scarring was barely perceptible. However, one female patient who have fair complexion complained of osteotomy scar. CONCLUSION: Our results indicate that the percutaneous osteotomy may be used as a good alternative for the osteotomy approach but must used in judicious manner because of osteotomy scar.

Keyword

Osteotomy; Rhinoplasty; Osteotome

MeSH Terms

Cicatrix
Ecchymosis
Edema
Female
Humans
Osteotomy*
Rhinoplasty*
Scoliosis
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