Han and coauthors present the aesthetic and functional outcomes of nasal alar reconstruction in Asian patients and propose a working surgical algorithm.
Yoo and Jen conducted a retrospective review of 41 patients who underwent nasal valve reconstruction using a spreader graft harvested from autologous cartilage and placed using an endonasal approach.
Rimmer and coauthors performed a retrospective case note review to describe the use of a polydioxanone plate not only as a template in extracorporeal septoplasty but also for various other grafts commonly used in rhinoplasty and for the repair of septal perforations.
Bloom and coauthors assess the cross-sectional area and angle of the internal nasal valve by reformatting computed tomography (CT) scans of the nasal airway according to a more appropriate orientation than scans traditionally sectioned in the coronal plane and compare the results with clinical data on the nasal valve obtained from physical examination.
Papadopulos et al conduct objective quantitative and qualitative evaluations of the long-term result in endoscopic forehead-lift. Medical charts of 143 patients who underwent endoscopic forehead-lift between 1994 and 2007 were reviewed for postoperative complications and the duration of complaints.
Ransom and Jacono describe a local flap for closure of forehead defects of all sizes that does not alter the brow position or hairline. They retrospectively review 16 cases in which the double-opposing rotation-advancement flaps are used for closure of small, medium, and large forehead defects. This technique was developed from Orticochea’s method for closure of large scalp wounds.
In a prospective study, Lohuis and coauthors described the split hump technique and examined its effectiveness for correction of an overprojected nasal dorsum in 97 patients undergoing aesthetic rhinoplasty. Objective assessment was performed using a short, practical questionnaire.
Rhee et al demonstrate the effect of individual components of functional nasal airway surgery in a patient with multifactorial obstruction and discuss the potential benefit of computational fluid dynamics–aided virtual surgery.
To investigate the association between velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) and risk factors including cleft width, Lam and colleagues retrospectively evaluated a cohort of pediatric patients (mean age, 13 months) postoperatively for development of VPI and palatal fistula. The primary risk factor was cleft width. Covariates included cleft length, age at surgery, and presence of associated syndrome.
To consider cable or interpositional nerve grafting in a comprehensive approach to reconstruction and rehabilitation of facial nerve deficits and to investigate the anatomic location and branching pattern of the motor nerve to the vastus lateralis muscle, Revenaugh and coauthors dissected 12 fresh human cadaveric thighs.