Functional Role of Scroll Reconstruction in Open Rhinoplasty

Abstract

Background

The scroll area of the nose is important for breathing; thereby, its reconstruction can improve the nasal patency.

Objective

To evaluate the effect of scroll reconstruction on breathing in patients following open rhinoplasty.

Methods

Using the prospective controlled study design, we enrolled a cohort of patients undergoing open rhinoplasty. The patients were randomly divided into two groups (each group with n = 14). The predictor variable was scroll reconstruction (yes/no). The main outcome variables include pre- and postoperative third-month peak nasal inspiratory flowmeter (PNIF) value (ml/min) and 10-Item Standardized Cosmesis and Health Nasal Outcomes Survey (SCHNOS). Appropriate statistics were computed, and a P < 0.05 was considered significant.

Results

There was no demographic difference between both groups. Scroll reconstruction was associated with significantly improved PNIF post-surgery (P = 0.047). However, postoperative mean SCHNOS-O and SCHNOS-C was not different between the study and control groups (P = 0.58)

Conclusions

This study suggests that scroll reconstruction helps improve nasal patency during forced inspiration in open rhinoplasty patients and provides a similar aesthetic outcome compared to the non-scroll-reconstructed group. Future research works should be done in a larger patient cohort.

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The ethics committee approval was received for this study from the Ege University Ethical Committee (IRB No: 19-5.1T/46).

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Ozturk, A., Eroglu, S., Batmaz, T. et al. Functional Role of Scroll Reconstruction in Open Rhinoplasty. Aesth Plast Surg (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-020-02125-y

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Keywords

  • Nasal obstruction
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scroll reconstruction