Z-Shaped Asymmetric Hump Resection and Unilateral Osteotomy for Treatment of Deviated Noses

Guven E., Sakinsel A., Kuvat S. V. , Saglam O.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.65, no.5, pp.451-454, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sap.0b013e3181d377ed
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.451-454


Numerous techniques have been described to correct deviated nose deformities. This article discussed the Z-shaped asymmetric hump resection combined with unilateral osteotomy. Fifty-eight cases that we operated between 2003 and 2009 for deviated nose deformity were included in the study. In this study, septoplasty was performed in all patients, and hump was resected Z-shaped whereas osteotomy was carried out in a unilateral low to low fashion. Edema and periorbital ecchymosis were minimal on the nonosteotomy side in early postoperative period in all cases, and deviation was noted to be satisfactorily corrected in the late postoperative period. Three cases were reoperated in late stage for mucosal synechiae and 1 case for a new postoperative trauma (6.8% revision). Z-shaped asymmetric hump resection combined with unilateral osteotomy is one of the minimally traumatic methods that can safely be used to correct deviated nose.