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The case of my left nasal cavity

In this post, I would like to see which place is the best for an implant in my left nasal cavity. On this side, there is a remaining inferior turbinate. So I would like to know if it is better to implant cartilage on a lateral wall or if an implant in the turbinate is a better thing to do.

We can see on the graph below that implant in the lateral wall (blue) doesn't increase the surface of the mucosa but it reduces the section of emptiness. On the contrary implant in the remaining turbinate increases a little bit the surface of the mucosa by 3,5% and reduce the emptiness too. Ok, 3,5% is not so much but maybe it can make the difference.

So it seems that increasing the volume of the remaining turbinate is a better solution than putting an implant in the lateral wall. However, I know that it is more difficult to do it and maybe more risky too.

Post turbinectomy
Post virtual lateral wall implant
Post virtual turbinate implant

One comment on “The case of my left nasal cavity”

  1. I think an airflow change simulation from OSU research group in Columbus might complement your decision-making.

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