Classification of the deviated nose and its treatment.

Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery

PubMedID: 18347259

Jang YJ, Wang JH, Lee BJ. Classification of the deviated nose and its treatment. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008;134(3):311-5.
OBJECTIVE
To present a simplified classification of the deviated nose and the associated treatment outcome.

DESIGN
Retrospective analysis.

SETTING
Tertiary care rhinology clinic.

PATIENTS
Seventy-five individuals (49 males and 26 females) who underwent rhinoplasty for a deviated nose with minimum follow-up of 36 months.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES
Depending on the orientation of 2 horizontal subunits (the bony pyramid and the cartilaginous vault) with respect to the facial midline, the nasal deviations are classified into 5 types: I, a straight tilted bony pyramid with a straight tilted cartilaginous vault in the opposite direction; II, a straight tilted bony pyramid with a concavely or convexly bent cartilaginous vault; III, a straight bony pyramid with a tilted cartilaginous vault; IV, a straight bony pyramid with a bent cartilaginous vault, and V, a straight tilted bony pyramid and a tilted cartilaginous dorsum in the same direction.

RESULTS
Deformities of types I through V occurred in 24 (32%), 19 (25%), 19 (25%), 7 (9%), and 6 (8%) patients, respectively, in whom 1, 3, 2, 1, and 1 unsuccessful outcomes were found. Four of the 8 failed cases had been approached endonasally.

CONCLUSION
The proposed classification for the deviated nose could serve as a valuable adjunct in the treatment of these patients.