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Otolaryngology - Rhinoplasty Terms

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  • Saddle Nose

  • A nose marked by depression of the bridge of the nose (hence the nose has a dip in the middle, similar to a saddle).

  • Scroll Area

  • The area of recurvature of the lateral crus of the lower lateral cartilage at its junction with the upper lateral cartilage.

  • Septal Deviation

  • When a portion of the cartilage or bony septum protrudes into the nasal airway causing obstruction.

  • Septoplasty

  • Surgical repair of the nasal septum.

  • Septorhinoplasty

  • The surgical repair of the nasal septum with added cosmetic techniques as well.

  • Septum (Nasal)

  • The bony and cartilaginous partition between the nasal passages.

  • Sesamoid Cartilages

  • Small cartilages found in the lateral space between the upper and lower lateral cartilages.

  • Soft Tissue Triangle

  • The thin skin fold between the alar rim and the curved caudal border of the junction of the medial and lateral crus.

  • Spreader Grafts

  • A long wedge of cartilage placed between the septum and the upper lateral cartilage to open the internal nasal valve; the graft can also be used after dorsal hump removal to prevent an "inverted V deformity" and improve the brow tip aesthetic line.

  • Supratip Or Supratip Area

  • The area just superior to the nasal tip at the inferior aspect of the nasal dorsum.

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