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Nasal Valve Collapse | Consultant ENT Surgeon | ENT Surgery London

Nasal Valve Collapse

Nose Surgeon London

Nasal Valve Collapse

This term refers to a twist or deformity of the central partition in the nose. It is a common condition and can cause nasal blockage. The cause is usually not known although can result from an injury to the nose.

Nasal valve collapse or lateral nasal wall collapse refers to a loss of support for the tissues of the roof and side wall of the nose causing a collapse of the side wall when the patient breaths in through the nose.

This can result from previous surgery or injury, can occur with advancing age or can be present with no obvious cause. It is normal to have a mild degree of movement of the side wall of the nose when breathing in through the nose.

If it is thought that nasal valve collapse is a significant factor in causing the patient’s nasal obstruction then this can potentially be corrected surgically using cartilage grafts.

The surgery

This consists of using cartilage from either the inside of the nose or the ear to strengthen the area of collapse. The type of surgery will depend on the area and severity of the collapse.

This refers to a loss of support for the tissues of the roof and side wall of the nose causing a collapse of the side wall when the patient breaths in through the nose. This can result from previous surgery or injury, can occur with advancing age or can be present with no obvious cause. It is normal to have a mild degree of movement of the side wall of the nose when breathing in through the nose.

If it is thought that nasal valve collapse is a significant factor in causing the patient’s nasal obstruction then this can potentially be corrected surgically using cartilage grafts.

CONTACT + LOCATIONS

The London Independent Hospital

1 Beaumont Square
Stepney Green
London
E1 4NL

The City of London Medical Centre

11-13 Crosswall
London
EC3N 2JY

The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth

60 Grove End Road
St John’s Wood
London
NW8 9NH

CONTACT + LOCATIONS

The London Independent Hospital

1 Beaumont Square
Stepney Green
London
E1 4NL

The City of London Medical Centre

11-13 Crosswall
London
EC3N 2JY

The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth

60 Grove End Road
St John’s Wood
London
NW8 9NH