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The septal translocation procedure: an alternative to lateral rhinotomy.

Authors
  • Sofferman, R A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1988
Volume
98
Issue
1
Pages
18–25
Identifiers
PMID: 2829100
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Lesions deep in the nasal vault with contiguous sinus involvement often required a lateral rhinotomy for exposure. This procedure affords excellent surgical access, but requires a significant external incision. An alternative sublabial technique, with dislocation of the nasal septum into the opposite nasal passage, provides excellent surgical exposure for these same lesions, while external facial incisions are avoided. The text outlines the surgical technique and representative uses in optic nerve decompression, inverted papilloma, giant rhinolith, angiofibroma, and a variety of nasosinus and nasopharyngeal malignant lesions.

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