Forked Columellar Strut: An Adjunctive Technique for Correction of Caudal Septal Deviation

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Since Metzenbaum1 presented his caudal septoplasty technique in 1929, known as “swinging door,” many authors have developed different ways to correct deviations of the caudal septum. Most of the techniques described have stressed straightening the caudal septum, which will improve the function and to lesser extent the other deformities that can contribute to asymmetry of the nasal base such as tip deviation, nostril asymmetry, and footplates and medial crural deformities.
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