Endoscopic sandwich technique for moderate nasal septal perforations

Authors

  • Feng-Hong Chen MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology, First Affiliated Hospital, and Otolaryngology Institute, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China
    Search for more papers by this author
    • F.-H.C. and X.R. contributed equally to this article.

  • Xu Rui MD, PhD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology, First Affiliated Hospital, and Otolaryngology Institute, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China
    Search for more papers by this author
    • F.-H.C. and X.R. contributed equally to this article.

  • Jie Deng MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology, First Affiliated Hospital, and Otolaryngology Institute, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Yi-Hui Wen MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology, First Affiliated Hospital, and Otolaryngology Institute, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Geng Xu MD, PhD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology, First Affiliated Hospital, and Otolaryngology Institute, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Jian-Bo Shi MD, PhD

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Otolaryngology, First Affiliated Hospital, and Otolaryngology Institute, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China
    • Otorhinolaryngology Hospital, First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, 58 Zhongshan Road II, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P. R. China 510080
    Search for more papers by this author

  • The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Abstract

Objectives/Hypothesis:

The aim of this article was to describe our surgical technique for the treatment of nasal septal perforations with diameters of 1 to 2 cm.

Study Design:

Retrospective clinical research.

Methods:

We reviewed 13 patients with moderate nasal septal perforations (1–2 cm diameter) treated with a sandwich technique (bone or cartilage and quadriceps fascia graft as an interposition graft) by an endoscope-assisted intranasal approach from January 2008 to June 2011. Follow-up periods were 3 months.

Results:

Thirteen patients were treated with the sandwich technique. Twelve cases (92.3%) were completely healed. One case received incomplete closures without any postoperative symptoms. All patients were found not to have any complications after surgery.

Conclusions:

The transnasal endoscopic sandwich technique for repairing moderate nasal septal perforation (1–2 cm) has a high success rate and is easy to perform. Laryngoscope, 2012

Ancillary