Treatment of nasal obstruction from nasal valve
collapse with alar batten grafts.
Three components of the nasal valve
anatomy, including the lateral nasal wall, septum, and inferior turbinates, were evaluated by physicians during office visits.
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
The nasal cavity CFD models indicated that the anterior nasal cavity stenoses of the 20 patients were all located in the nasal valve
area with a mean cross-sectional area of 0.39 [+ or -]0.16 [cm.sup.2] (compared to 0.85 [+ or -] 0.2 [cm.sup.2] in the nasal valve
area on the non-narrow side).
Effects of the Cottle's maneuver on the nasal valve
as assessed by acoustic rhinometry.
The rhinoplasty outcomes evaluation form and the 10point visual analog scale for nasal valve
obstruction are shown below.
(5,6) The stenting can be used for re-canalization post- Young's procedure and nasal valve
The reconstructive surgeon should care of external nasal valve
while performing the reconstruction.
The laminar airflow gains turbulence (high-frequency velocity that fluctuates) while crossing the nasal valve
region, resulting in more intensive contact with the nasal mucosa (9-13).
The diagnosis and treatment of nasal valve
* Type 1: presence of a unilateral crest within the valve area that does not impair nasal valve