Surgical approaches to abnormalities of the nasal valve.

  title={Surgical approaches to abnormalities of the nasal valve.},
  author={Eugene Barton Kern},
  volume={16 3},
A systematic surgical approach to nasal valve abnormalities depends on adequate and precise exposure of the abnormality to be corrected and is facilitated by the use of magnification. Small anatomic disturbances in the region of the nasal valve can produce significant airway obstruction by narrowing the nasal valve angle. Normally, this angle between the caudal end of the upper lateral cartilage and the nasal septum is from 10 to 15 degree. In all patients with nasal airway obstruction, a… CONTINUE READING