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a surgical procedure to correct a deviated nasal septum, in which obstructing septal cartilage or bone is removed after elevation of the investing mucoperichondrial flaps on each side; ordinarily an L-shaped dorsal and caudal strut is preserved to maintain nasal support.
submucous resection (SMR)
Etymology: L, sub + mucous + re + secare, to cut
a surgical procedure for correcting a deviated nasal septum, leaving the mucous membrane of the septum intact.
Removal of tissue below the mucosa, esp. excision of cartilaginous tissue beneath the mucosal tissue of the nose.
See also: resection