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Fungal sinusitis with a nasal septal perforation

January 24, 2013  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD; Ha Min Jeong, MD

Nasal septal perforations or defects have a variety of causes, including previous septal surgery, infection, collagen vascular disease, granulomatous disease, the use of irritant inhalants, and neoplasia; the most common of these is previous septal surgery.

Endoscopic view of iatrogenic nasal septal perforations

December 31, 2012  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

While many surgically created nasal septal perforations are asymptomatic, others can create long-term problems.

Endoscopic view of compensatory hypertrophy of the middle turbinate

June 4, 2012  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Compensatory hypertrophy of the middle turbinate can occur when a patient's nasal septum is markedly deflected to one side, enlarging the airway and hence giving the middle turbinate an unusually large space in which to expand.

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


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


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)


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

Dentogenic nasal septal abscess

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

Nasal septal deviation in the pediatric and adult populations

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


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...

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)


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...


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