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May 1971

Stenosis of the Nostril: Repair by Triplanar W-Plasty

Author Affiliations

Anchorage, Alaska
From the Department of Otolaryngology, USAF Hospital Elmendorf, Anchorage, Alaska. Dr. Stallings is now at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;93(5):525-530. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770060771018

A triplanar W-plasty technique is presented for the repair of stenosis of the nostril. This procedure offers an uncomplicated solution to a complex problem. The prolonged use of a nostril stent is mandatory and cannot be overemphasized.