Acoustic rhinometric assessment of the nasal valve.

@article{Roithmann1997AcousticRA,
  title={Acoustic rhinometric assessment of the nasal valve.},
  author={Renato Roithmann and Jerry S. Chapnik and Noel Zamel and Sandhi M Barreto and Philip H. Cole},
  journal={American journal of rhinology},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={
          379-85
        }
}
The aims of this study are to assess nasal valve cross-sectional areas in healthy noses and in patients with nasal obstruction after rhinoplasty and to evaluate the effect of an external nasal dilator on both healthy and obstructive nasal valves. Subjects consisted of (i) volunteers with no nasal symptoms, nasal cavities unremarkable to rhinoscopy and normal nasal resistance and (ii) patients referred to our clinic complaining of postrhinoplasty nasal obstruction. All subjects were tested… CONTINUE READING
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