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Caudal end correction is one of the main challenges during septoplasty that needs extra steps and skills. This complex area affects the shape of the nose.
Moreover, the caudal end represents the medial boundary of the internal nasal valve. Thus, any deviation may disturb this critical area causing nasal obstruction.
This study aimed to evaluate the novel traction-suture technique to correct septal caudal end deviation and its postoperative impact.
This prospective case-series study.
It was held in a tertiary referral university institute between January 2019 to February 2022.
We included 95 cases who suffered from nasal obstruction and a cosmetic problem because of mild or moderate caudal end deviation.
Under general anesthesia, the caudal end was corrected by the novel traction-suturing technique (TST).
To evaluate the surgical outcomes and patients' related quality of life, we used two validated questionnaires; the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation and the Rhinoplasty Outcome Evaluation before the surgery and 1 year after the surgery.