CT Analysis of Structural Buttresses in the Traumatised Nose
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01136616|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 3, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 3, 2014
Hypothesis: There are 5 support buttresses in the complex osteocartilaginous architecture of the nose.
- The membranous septum;
- The Right nasal bone;
- The Left nasal bone;
- The perpendicular plate of the ethmoid;
- The vomer, vomerine groove and anterior nasal spine.
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||67 participants|
|Official Title:||CT Analysis of Structural Buttresses in the Traumatised Nose - A Basis for Decision Making for Early Open Rhinoplasty and Biomechanical Study of Nasal Structural Support|
|Study Start Date :||May 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2013|
67 patients admitted for facial fractures and who undergo routine CT scans of the face are to be studied. CT scans are evaluated to assess the position, comminution and displacement of the 5 said buttresses.
The buttresses are graded Grade 1 Simple fracture without displacement Grade 2 Simple fracture with displacement Grade 3 Comminuted fracture without displacement Grade 4 Comminuted fracture with minimal displacement Grade 5 Comminuted fractured with displacement
The septum is graded from Grade 0 Septum is straight Grade 1 Septum is deviated by less than 1 half the distance from the midline to the nasal turbinate Grade 2 Septum is deviated by more than 1 half the distance from the midline to the nasal turbinate Grade 3 Septum is almost touching the nasal turbinate
- Normal architecture of the nasal buttresses [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
To impact current clinical practice and improve the treatment outcomes by utilizing CT scans to analyze
- Normal architecture of the nasal buttresses;
- Fracture patterns of the buttresses associated with septal deviation and changes to the external nasal morphology;
- Weakest buttress as seen by the highest frequency of fracture;
- Strongest buttress as seen by the lowest frequent of fracture;
- Assessment of nasal patency due to the changes in nasal morphology before and after the surgical correction.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01136616
|National University Hospital, Singapore|
|Singapore, Singapore, 119074|
|Principal Investigator:||Shu Jin Lee, MD||National University Hospital, Singapore|