In type 2 SD, nasal valve
function is impaired and nasal patency is blocked.
The objective of the study was to observe if the dilation of the nasal valve
with END interferes with nasal breathing, since it is postulated that there is a difference between the nasal structure morphology of the ethnicities.
In the study, Latera showed significant quality-of-life improvement through one year, using the NOSE score, for nasal obstruction patients with lateral cartilage weakness resulting in nasal valve
3) Other possible complications include; septal hematoma, aesthetic complications like disfigurement of the nose, and saddling of the nasal bridge; besides these patients are liable to suffer from lifelong functional problems like vestibular stenosis- a possible stenosis of the external and internal nasal valves
The magnitude of nasal obstruction in a caudally deviated septum is perplexing predominantly due to the fact that the deviation is bounded laterally by nasal valve
There are two possible explanations for this: (1) the placebo effect and (2) the fact that only a minimal amount of volume reduction at the nasal valve
is required to dramatically improve turbinate aerodynamic features and thus a large improvement in subjective scores.
Use of alar batten grafts for correction of nasal valve
To evaluate the effects of ENDS and the placebo ENDS on the nasal valve
area, volunteers were submitted to acoustic rhinometry using an Eccovision Acoustic Rhinometer, model AR 1003 (Hood Laboratories, Pembroke, MA, USA), as described by Fonseca et al.
The patient was a 31-year-old man who had a deviated nasal septum, turbinate hypertrophy, and a dynamic nasal valve
collapse that was worse on the left.
4 ]The tumour was removed along with the lateral nasal wall, which was incised from below, the inferior turbinate to above the middle turbinate and anteriorly at nasal valve
Newer applications for the bone-anchored suture system include nasal valve
suspension for correction of nasal valve
The nasal valve
area is the narrowest portion of the nasal passage and hence a common site of nasal airway obstruction.