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Background: Cases of acquired saddle nose have been reported; however,reports of sarcoidosis with acquired saddle nose are very rare. The main causeof sarcoidosis is estimated to be an abnormal immune reaction rather thaninfection. Aim: Rhinoplasty using an autologous rib was planned and performedwithout plate fixation. Case Presentation: Our patient was diagnosed withsarcoidosis at the age of 25 years. She developed nasal congestion and rhinitisat the age of 42 years. Her nose began to show the saddle nose deformity at theage of 43 years. A rhinoplasty using an autologous rib was performed withoutplate fixation. Conclusion: After the operation, her nose maintained afavorable shape without sarcoidosis worsening. This use of rhinoplasty fortreating saddle nose possibly prevents the worsening of sarcoidosis.


Saddle Nose, Sarcoidosis, Rhinplasty

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Yazawa, M. , Nagashima, H. , Suzuki, K. and Kishi, K. 2015 Rhinoplasty for Saddle Nose with Sarcoidosis. Surgical Science, 6, 227-231. doi: 10.4236-ss.2015.66035.

Author: Masaki Yazawa1*, Hayato Nagashima1, Katsuya Suzuki2, Kazuo Kishi1

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