European Journal of Rhinology and Allergy
Case Report

Repair of Operative Single-Sided Nasal Septal “Déchirure” with Mucosa-on-Cartilage Island Graft: Tandoor Graft


Department of Otolaryngology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Türkiye

Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2024; 7: 29-32
DOI: 10.5152/ejra.2024.23109
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Abstract: Mucoperichondrial/periostal fap lacerations (déchirures) and even fap loss are relatively common in nasal septal surgery. Most fap injuries warrant little to no further surgical action; however, bilateral septal tears or large mucosal defects necessitate reconstruction modalities such as endonasal suturing or interpositional graft placement. Treating an easily made condition might add a few extra minutes to the operative time, yet neglecting or failing to recognize these issues could result in iatrogenic nasal septal perforations, which can be quite problematic for both patients and surgeons. In this case report, a large, right-sided mucoperichondrial defect during septal surgery, and the intraoperative treatment with a mucosa-on-cartilage island graft, which is named “tandoor graft,” is reported. The defect resulted from inadequate elevation of the lower tunnel due to a severely acute vomerine spur. A 3-month postoperative follow-up endoscopic view is also provided. There are copious treatment approaches to septal fap injuries and septal perforations in the literature. This novel technique could be a viable alternative that surgeons could resort to when faced with large mucosal defects and might contribute to the plethora of options available.

Cite this article as: Kulekci C. Repair of operative single-sided nasal septal “Déchirure” with mucosa-oncartilage island graft: Tandoor graft. Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2024;7(1):29-32.

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