SMR means Submucous Resection which is different than Septoplasty. Both SMR and Septoplasty are a surgical procedure to correct a deviated septum. Difference between SMR and Septoplasty are the following.
|Radial surgery||Conservative surgery|
|Not done in children||Can be done in children|
|Killian's incision||Freer's incision|
|Flaps elevated on both sides||Flaps elevated on concave side only|
|Most of cartilage removed||Most of cartilage preserved|
|Caudal dislocation not corrected||Caudal dislocation corrected|
|Perforation chance higher||Perforation rare|
|Post operative saddling may be present||Post operative deformity absent|
|Revision surgery difficult||Revision surgery easier|
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