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Septum nasal perforation: treatments and literature' review

Author(s): Martinez Neto, Eulógio Emílio | Dolci, Luiz Eduardo Lutaif | Murta, Alexandre Antonio | Zanini, Fábio Duro

Journal: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
ISSN 1809-9777

Volume: 14;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 107;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Septum Nasal | Septum Nasal Perforation | Surgery

Introduction: The present study consists in a bibliographical' review concerning the articles related to the different manifestations and forms of the septum nasal perforation, with a main emphasis in the description of its techniques of surgical correction. As the etiology, that is fundamentally iatrogenic, accordingly surgical trauma. Other causes include exhibition to chemical industrial reagents, cocaine use, intranasal steroidal therapeutic, neoplasia and, infectious conditions. There is a few data concerning the prevalence of septum perforation in the general population. The decision making about surgical correction or medical treatment depend on the anatomic characteristics and of the pathogenesis of the septal perforation.
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