Understanding the nasal airway: Principles and practice

Brian K. Howard, Rod J. Rohrich

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Abstract

Learning Objectives: After studying this article, the reader should be able to: 1. Describe the soft-tissue, cartilaginous, and bony anatomy of the nose. 2. Describe the anatomy and function of the nasal valves. 3. Discuss the governing physiologic principles responsible for airflow dynamics. 4. Discuss the various functions of the nose. 5. Demonstrate an appropriate evaluation of the nasal airway. 6. Discuss the differential diagnosis of nasal obstruction. 7. Discuss appropriate management options for nasal airway obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1128-1146
Number of pages19
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume109
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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