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Deviated Nasal Septum and its management A straight nasal septum is rather rare
ENT SCHOLAR (2012)
  • Balasubramanian Thiagarajan
Abstract

Nasal cavity is divided into two portions by the presence of amid linenasal septum. The nasal septum has two components i.e. Bony andcartilaginousones. Bony components of nasal septum include: 1. Perpendicular plate of ethmoid superiorly – It articulates with the cribriform plate of ethmoid. Traumatic manipulation of perpendicular plate of ethmoid can lead to CSF leak. If this portion of nasal septum is the cause for nasal obstruction then it should be removed by sharp dissection rather than by twisting and pulling it out. 2. Vomer – Inferoposterior portion of nasal septum is formed by this bone. It is a keel shaped bone extending from sphenoid bone posteriorly and superiorly from the nasal crests of maxilla and palatine bone. 3. Nasal crest of palatine bone in the posterior portion of nasal septum 4. Nasal crest of maxilla forming the inferior portion of nasal septum 5. Anterior nasal spine forms antero inferior most portion of nasal septum 6. Nasal spine of frontal bone forms the antero superior portion of nasal septum Cartilaginousportion of nasal septum include: 1. Septal cartilage forming anterior portion of nasal septum 2. Medical crus of alar cartilage 3. Vomeronasal cartilage: This thin strip of cartilage lies between cartilaginous nasal septum and the vomer

Keywords
  • deviated nasal septum,
  • management of nasal septal deviation
Publication Date
March 21, 2012
Citation Information
Balasubramanian Thiagarajan. "Deviated Nasal Septum and its management A straight nasal septum is rather rare" ENT SCHOLAR (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/drtbalu/30/