Simultaneous Septal Perforation and Deviation Repair with a Chondromucosal Transposition Flap

G. Nina Lu, Danielle F. Eytan, Shaun C. Desai

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Nasal septal perforations can cause issues of epistaxis, whistling, crusting, saddle deformity, and obstruction, which motivate patients to seek surgical repair. Numerous methods of septal perforation repair have been described, with surgical success rates ranging from 52% to 100%, but few studies address situations with concomitant septal deviation. In treating patients with septal perforation and deviation, both issues should be addressed for optimal outcomes. While routine septoplasty involves the removal of septal cartilage, septal perforation repair involves the addition of interposition grafts. The composite chondromucosal septal rotation flap harmoniously combines these seemingly conflicting goals as an effective and efficient technique for septal perforation repair. We present 3 patients successfully treated for their septal perforation and septal deviation concurrently with this technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOTO Open
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2020


  • chondromucosal flap
  • septal deviation
  • septal perforation
  • transposition flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery


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