World J Surg Surg Res | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Using a Custom Made Titanium Sheet to Reconstruct a Collapsed Nasal Valve

Charlie Hanna*, Bassam Romanos and Milhem Samara

Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Junieh, Lebanon

*Correspondance to: Charlie Hanna 

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Aim: The aim of the study is to introduce a new technique to correct the nasal valve dysfunction
using a custom made titanium sheet.
Materials and Methods: A prospective descriptive study was conducted on 15 patients suffering
from nasal valve collapse during 2014 and 2019. All participants were confirmed to have nasal valve
narrowing by direct examination in the clinic with an evaluation of nasal obstruction using the
visual analogue scale.
Results: 8 males and 7 females between 25 years and 61 years old with a mean age of 36 years
underwent nasal valve implant. Prior to nasal valve surgery, the mean VAS was 7.4, which
significantly decreased 12 weeks postoperatively to 1.9 (p-value <0.001) with improvement of nasal
Conclusion: Our surgical results illustrate that the use of custom made titanium sheet for nasal
valve reconstruction is a short and safe procedure with good functional and esthetic results. The
preliminary outcome shows a high patient satisfaction rate, low complication rate, and is also cost


Nasal valve dysfunction; VAS; Rhinoplasty


Hanna C, Romanos B, Samara M. Using a Custom Made Titanium Sheet to Reconstruct a Collapsed Nasal Valve. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2020; 3: 1226..

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