Original Article

Does Septoplasty Affect Nasal Anthropometry? A New Method for Evaluating the Effect of Septoplasty on Nasal Anthropometry


Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck, King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

B-ENT 2022; 18: 91-94
DOI: 10.5152/B-ENT.2022.21061
Read: 388 Downloads: 145 Published: 01 April 2022

Objective: To study the effect of septoplasty on nasal anthropometry using radiological assessment, which has not been previously used to assess post-septoplasty aesthetic results.

Methods: This retrospective cohort study conducted at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, included reviews of patient’ radiological and operative records from January 2013 to December 2018. Pre and postoperative anthropo- metric measurements were investigated and compared using computed tomography scans of the paranasal sinuses.

Results: This study included 70 patients (55.7% men and 44.3% women). The age range was 18-50 years, with a mean of 30.85 years. The mean nasolabial angles were 99.11° and 98.95° pre- and post-septoplasty, respectively (P = .047). The mean dorsal height was 20.15 mm and 20.1 mm pre- and post-septoplasty, respectively (P = .102).

Conclusion: Nasal septal surgery affects nasal anthropometry; therefore, surgeons should heed this to avoid aesthetic complications.

Cite this article as: Hudise JY, Aldhabaan SA, Al harethy SE. Does septoplasty affect nasal anthropometry? A new method for evaluating the effect of septoplasty on nasal anthropometry. B-ENT 2022;18(2):91-94.

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