Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2017 Jul;60(7):342-346. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2017.00325.

Correction of Tilted Cartilaginous Nasal Dorsum with Clocking Suture Single Technique

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, Korea. ent.jyg@gmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
Deviated nose is a commonly encountered deformity, and the correction of deviated nose is the most difficult part of septorhinoplasty. Generally, additional cartilaginous graft is required for straightening the deviated segment. However, there are many cases where sufficient cartilage grafts are not available due to revision surgery or cases with small cartilage. In such cases, tilted cartilaginous dorsum should be corrected without grafting. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of clocking suture single technique for cartilaginous deviation by analyzing the surgical results of cases who underwent corrective rhinoplasty without any cartilaginous graft.
SUBJECTS AND METHOD
From June 2009 to June 2016, 43 patients with tilted cartilaginous dorsum were corrected with clocking suture single technique. Cases underwent additional graft for straightening dorsum were excluded. The patients' medical records and facial photographs were analyzed to assess surgical outcomes and complications. Surgical outcomes were graded as excellent, fair and poor according to patients' satisfaction and evaluation by two physicians.
RESULTS
Mean follow up period was 15.4 (5-39) months. There were 39 patients (90.7%) with excellent result, 3 patients (7.0%) with fair results, and 1 patient (2.3%) with poor result. Augmentation was performed with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene or septal cartilage in 26 patients (60.5%) and dorsal hump was removed in 22 patients (51.2%). Concomitant augmentation didn't affect surgical results. No postoperative complication such as infection or inflammation were found.
CONCLUSION
The clocking suture single technique is an effective surgical method for the correction of dorsal cartilaginous deviation.

Keyword

Cartilage; Clocking suture; Deviated nose; Nose deformity; Rhinoplasty

MeSH Terms

Cartilage
Congenital Abnormalities
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Inflammation
Medical Records
Methods
Nose
Polytetrafluoroethylene
Postoperative Complications
Rhinoplasty
Sutures*
Transplants
Polytetrafluoroethylene
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