RHINOLOGY, vol.46, no.1, pp.56-61, 2008 (SCI-Expanded)
Although many surgical techniques have been introduced there are few clinical studies investigating postoperative results in crooked nose deformity. The aim of this study is to discuss the surgical choices for specific deformities and to report the long-term quantitative surgical results of our cases. One hundred and twenty cases (38 women, 82 men) with crooked noses (48 I-shaped, 72 C-shaped) operated on by the authors were included in the study. The patients have been followed for 6 to 46 months (mean 19 months) postoperatively. The Scion Image software program was utilized for numerical measurement of the nasal crookedness. In cases with I-shaped and C-shaped crooked nose deformity, preoperative and postoperative angle values were as follows: 6,84 +/- 2,58 degrees, 2,01 +/- 1,53 degrees, 152,97 +/- 9,03 degrees and 173,67 +/- 4,55 degrees, respectively. In both groups, postoperative correction rates were statistically significant (p = 0,0001). Despite these results, patients undergoing surgical treatment should be informed about imperfect outcomes, possibility of persistent deformity and the need of revision surgery.