[Transvestibular closure with an autologous bone graft as surgical repair of a nasoseptal defect due to Le Fort-I osteotomy].

@article{Schipper2003TransvestibularCW,
  title={[Transvestibular closure with an autologous bone graft as surgical repair of a nasoseptal defect due to Le Fort-I osteotomy].},
  author={J{\"o}rg Schipper and Carsten Christof Boedeker and Gerd J{\"u}rgen Ridder and Nils-Claudius Gellrich},
  journal={HNO},
  year={2003},
  volume={51 7},
  pages={575-9}
}
Defects of the nasal septum are a common complication after nasal surgery. Affected patients frequently suffer from bleeding, crusting and impaired nasal air flow. The surgical closure of septal defects remains a distinctive challenge. Though many different techniques have been described, the failure rate of this procedure remains high. In the case presented here, a large basal septum defect occurred after a prosthetic Le Fort-I osteotomy. The attempt to cover the distance between the bony… CONTINUE READING