submucous resection


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submucous resection

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.

submucous resection

Removal of tissue below the mucosa, esp. excision of cartilaginous tissue beneath the mucosal tissue of the nose.
See also: resection

submucous resection

An ENT operation to relieve nasal obstruction by removing displaced cartilage and bone from underneath the mucous membrane of a deviated central partition (septum) of the nose.