Ganga J Kamath1*, Puruhotham Chavan2 and Rakesh Koudki3
1Fellowship in Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2Head and Neck Oncology, Kidwai Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3Plastic Surgery, Kidwai Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author: Ganga J Kamath, Fellowship in Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Received: December 06, 2021; Published: January 20, 2022
Correction of nasal bridge defect is a complex cosmetic and functional problem as well a big challenge for nasal reconstruction. Nasal bridge reconstruction may best be carried out with bone grafting in certain cases of loss of structural support. In order to optimize both the aesthetic and functional results of bone-graft nasal reconstruction, versatile hyoid bone with composite flap was used in nasal bridge reconstruction.
Method: The author used a hyoid bone with pedicled flap. In this study,the concept and unique technique for correction of nasal bone defects and the author’s experience using it are presented.
Results: The hyoid bone with pedicled flap was used for a 50 year old lady presenting with symptoms of recurrent nasal bleed and swelling in the root of the nose. During a follow up period of three years,there were no complications or recurrences.
Conclusion: A comprehensive review of literature has not revealed any description of this combination of hyoid bone with pedicled composite flap in nasal bridge reconstruction, although it has been used in laryngotracheal reconstruction. Use of vascularised hyoid bone graft as the spreader graft is a safe, effective, reliable, and permanent method of correction of the nasal bone deformity. The author advises using this technique for functional recovery and increased strength against further trauma or forces of scar contracture.
Keywords: Hyoid Bone; Nasal Bridge; Pedicled Flap
Citation: Ganga J Kamath., et al. “The Hyoid Bone in Nasal Bridge Reconstruction: A Versatile Technique".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.2 (2022):18-22 .
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