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Temporary blindness and ophthalmoplegia due to local anesthetic infiltration of the nasal septum

June 4, 2012  |  Devrim Bektas, MD; Neslihan Kul, MD; Nurettin Akyol, MD; Ahmet Ural, MD; Refik Caylan, MD

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We report the case of a 35-year-old man who developed blindness and ophthalmoplegia during local anesthetic infiltration of the nasal septum. The complications were temporary, and the patient had full recovery without treatment. The vascular anatomy of the...

Congenital os vomer agenesis: Case report and literature review

April 1, 2012  |  Ediz Yorgancilar, MD, Muzeyyen Yildirim, MD, Ramazan Gun, MD, Faruk Meric, MD, and Ismail Topcu, MD

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Defects of the nasal septum occur as a result of a variety of causes, including tuberculosis, irritation, neoplasia, trauma, infection, and chronic inflammatory diseases. Congenital os vomer agenesis as a cause is very rare. We report the case of a 28-year-old man with a defect...

A variant form of bifid inferior turbinate

September 21, 2011  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD and Seung Hyun Koh, MD

Primary nasal tuberculosis-a rare clinical entity

July 14, 2011  |  Sandeep Lerra, MS (ENT), Tanvir Nazir, MS (ENT), Sajjad Mir Qadri, MS (ENT), and Masod Kirmani, MS (ENT)

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Primary tuberculosis of the nose is very rare. We report a case of a 35-year-old woman who presented with bilateral nasal obstruction and epistaxis of 3 months' duration but who was otherwise healthy. She was diagnosed with primary nasal septal tuberculosis and was treated with...

Nasal septal abscess

April 1, 2011  |  Jordan Cain, MD and Soham Roy, MD, FACS, FAAP

Nasal septal deviation in the pediatric and adult populations

March 1, 2011  |  Shari D. Reitzen, MD, Wayne Chung, MD, and Anil R. Shah, MD

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A significant proportion of the population has nasal septal deviation of varying degrees. Recent reports of such deviation occurring at younger ages suggest a congenital etiology. To the best of our knowledge, no previous clinical studies have compared the septal deviation of...

Dentogenic nasal septal abscess

March 1, 2011  |  Shuaib K. Aremu, FWACS, Biodun S. Alabi, FWACS, and Habib O. Omokanye, MBBS

Endoscopic view of a Haller cell draining into the maxillary sinus

January 1, 2011  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea complicating septoplasty: A novel mechanism of injury

January 1, 2010  |  Annabelle C. Leong, MRCS, Toral Patel, MBBS, Faizal Rehman, MS, Manuel Oyarzabal, FRCS (ORL), and Paul Gluckman, FRCS (ORL)

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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea after a septoplasty procedure is very rare and potentially life-threatening. We present a case of iatrogenic postseptoplasty CSF rhinorrhea. To the best of our knowledge, only 2 other cases of CSF rhinorrhea complicating septoplasty have...

An asymptomatic schwannoma of the nasal septum: Report of a unique case

December 1, 2009  |  Fabio Pagella, MD, Georgios Giourgos, MD, Elina Matti, MD, and Andrea Colombo, MD

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Schwannomas of the nasal septum are extremely rare, and therefore their diagnosis and treatment can pose certain challenges. We describe the case of an incidentally discovered schwannoma of the nasal septum that was unique in that the lesion was completely asymptomatic. In view...

Extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma of the nasal septum: A case report

November 1, 2009  |  Satyawati Mohindra, MS, DNB, Gogia Grover, MS, and Amanjit Kaur Bal, MD, DNB

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Angiofibroma arising outside the nasopharynx is unusual. The nasal septum is an extremely rare site for the origin of angiofibroma, and to date only 6 such cases previously have been reported in the literature. We report here a case of a 22-year-old man with a vascular mass...

Three spontaneous occurrences of nasal septal abscess in patients with chronic asymptomatic HIV-the need for early intervention and reconstruction

August 1, 2009  |  Henry D. Sandel IV, MD and Steven P. Davison, MD, DDS

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We identified 3 patients with chronic, asymptomatic HIV who presented between 2001 and 2005 with spontaneous nasal septal abscesses in the absence of previous trauma, nasal surgery, sinusitis, infection, or immunodeficiency. A MEDLINE search revealed no other cases of...

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