Although considered small, nasal bone fractures may eventually result in aesthetic and/or functional defects. Moreover, the pain caused by surgery is widely debated in the literature as well as the most appropriate anesthetic technique for closed reduction of fracture of the nasal bones. The aim of this study was demonstrate the endonasal anesthesia technique for closed reduction of nasal fracture. Sixteen patients on with lateral oblique fracture of the nose were operated and information were collected (by Visual Analogue Scale and subjective assessment of patients) in relation to pain and functional and esthetic improvement after surgery. The results showed that the endonasal anesthesia technique is practical, causes little discomfort and produces satisfactory aesthetic and functional results.
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