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Type: Journal article
Title: Case studies in the surgical management of nasal airway obstruction
Author: Seiberling, K.
Wormald, P.
Citation: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 2009; 42(2):405-417
Publisher: W B Saunders Co
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 0030-6665
1557-8259
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Kristin A. Seiberling and Peter-John Wormald
Abstract: This article focuses on the workup and treatment of two distinct cases of nasal obstruction. The first case has to do with a 24-year old male who presented with a brief seizure. Review of systems was positive only for longstanding right nasal obstruction. Imaging studies were consistent with a meningoencephalocele. The patient was taken to surgery for excision of the nasal mass and repair of the skull-base defect. Case two involves the treatment of a male with chronic nasal obstruction due to an S-shaped septal deviation and turbinate hypertrophy. The case illustrates the role of endoscopic septoplasty and shows how the endoscopic septoplasty technique is applied. The article also discusses the management of the enlarged turbinates.
Keywords: Nasal airway obstruction; Septal deviation; Meningoencephalocele; Endoscopic septoplasty; Benign nasal tumor; Skull-base defects
Rights: Crown Copyright Copyright 2009 Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0020096985
DOI: 10.1016/j.otc.2009.01.011
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