Saddle nose deformity ranks high among the burden of disease in patients diagnosed with systemic vascular disorders. Nearly one-quarter of patients diagnosed with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) develop this deformity.1 The process contributes to the overall cosmetic, mental, and functional toll taken on by a patient. It is only in the last several decades that literature has surfaced highlighting surgical interventions for vasculitis-induced saddle nose deformity.
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