Nasal Valve Collapse

Nasal valve collapse

Nasal Valve Collapse

Nasal Valve Collapse | Latera Implant

Nasal valve collapse can cause nasal obstruction. Other causes of nasal obstruction include a deviated septum, turbinate enlargement, sinus infection, and congestion from allergies.

Are you experiencing nasal obstruction symptoms?

• Nasal congestion or stuffiness causing difficulty breathing? Do you experience these other symptoms?
• Nasal blockage or obstructionLateral nasal wall
• Trouble breathing through your nose
• Trouble sleeping
• Unable to get enough air through your nose during exercise or exertion. If so, you may be one of more than 20 million Americans suffering from nasal obstruction, which restricts airflow through the nose and negatively impacts one’s quality of life. Quality of life problems include poor sleep due to nasal obstruction, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), congestion, and nasal blockage.
 Cottle Manuever

What is nasal valve collapse?

One of the most common causes of nasal obstruction is nasal valve collapse.

Nasal valve collapse is caused by weak lateral cartilage collapsing inward when a person inhales. Nasal valve collapse is as prevalent as septal deviation and turbinate hypertrophy among nasal and sinus patients. lateral valve collapseWeakness in the lateral nasal wall can result from abnormal anatomy which can be congenital. In addition to weakness of the lower lateral cartilages of the nose, prior rhinoplasty surgery can also lead to lateral nasal wall instability. Over-resection of the lower lateral cartilages is a common cause of nasal valve collapse. There are several treatment options to repair lateral wall collapse including functional rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty to improve nasal breathing.


The Latest Treatment Option in Nasal Valve Stenosis Repair – LATERA®

Lateral is the newest option in nasal valve stenosis treatment. Lateral is an absorbable implant which is placed in the lateral nasal wall. LATERA may help you breathe better by reducing your nasal obstruction symptoms. It is inserted through a small incision in the nose. Patients reported improved breathing through their nose and little risk of cosmetic change in their nose. The majority of patients implanted with Lateral were satisfied with their breathing (86%) and the cosmetic appearance of their nose (93%).

 Can Latera help me breathe easier?

Clinical research shows LATERA patients experience:
•Reduced nasal congestion or stuffiness
• Less trouble breathing through the nose
• Improved ability to get enough air the nose during exercise or exertion
• Reduced nasal blockage or obstruction
• Less trouble sleeping
Try the Cottle Maneuver and see if your breathing is improved. A positive bottle maneuver may be an indicator of nasal valve collapse.
Latera may have some risk.  Risks included temporary symptoms such as mild bruising and inflammation, awareness of the implant and mild pain or irritation.

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