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80th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

20.05. - 24.05.2009, Rostock

Low-dose CT planning of implants in patients with huge septal defects

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  • corresponding author Karen Dzhambazov - HNO/MU Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgarien
  • Nikoleta Traykova - Klinik für Radiologie, Plovdiv, Bulgarien
  • Ilia Yovchev - HNO/MU Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgarien

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 80. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. Rostock, 20.-24.05.2009. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2009. Doc09hnod335

DOI: 10.3205/09hnod335, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-09hnod3352

Published: April 17, 2009

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Introduction: Large defects of the nasal septum are very difficult, often impossible, to became closed by surgery and require the use of an implant.

Aim: To close very big septal defects with an implant, using a CT created model of the defect.

Material and methods: We present 5 patients with huge defects of the nasal septum – potential candidates for implant transplantation. For the exact location and measuring we performed by each patient low-dose CT in coronal plane with slice thickness 2 mm and post reconstruction in axial and sagital plane.

Results: On the basis of performed scans and using the program for drawing of curved objects, we created very exact model of the septal defect / accuracy 0,5 mm/.

Conclusion: Large defects of the nasal septum can be successfully closed with an individual implant for each patient, using a low-dose CT created model of the defect.