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Nasal septal injury in children. Diagnosis and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7378017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although nasal injury is common-place in childhood, nasal septal trauma often is neglected and frequently goes undiagnosed until complications ensue. Only a complete intranasal examination in all cases of nasal trauma will detect intranasal fractures, dislocations, lacerations, hematomas, and abscess formation. Untreated, these septal and associated injuries can lead to considerable functional (nasal respiratory) and cosmetic (external) abnormalities. We report a case to illustrate the destructive sequelae of a "minor" nasal injury. Treatment may require formal surgical exploration with hematoma evacuation, reconstruction of the septal skeletal structures, and repair of lacerations of the intranasal mucosa. We review the management of cartilage resorption secondary to hematoma or abscess formation. A technique for replacing the caudal end of the septum is discussed and illustrated.
K D Olsen; R J Carpenter; E B Kern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of otolaryngology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0003-9977     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  1980 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-22     Completed Date:  1980-07-22     Revised Date:  2005-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376526     Medline TA:  Arch Otolaryngol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cartilage / injuries
Fractures, Bone / surgery
Fractures, Cartilage
Nasal Bone / injuries,  radiography
Nasal Septum / injuries*,  surgery
Nose Deformities, Acquired / prevention & control

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