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Auris Nasus Larynx. 2000 Oct;27(4):339-42.

Sequelae after nasal septum injuries in children.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Infantil de México 'Federico Gómez', Mexico City, Mexico.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the results of surgical treatment and sequelae in nasal septum injuries in children.

METHODS:

Between January 1990 and December 1997, 16 pediatric patients with septal haematoma and/or abscess were treated. Mean age was 5 years (range: 2-14 years). Thirteen were male (81.2%), and three were female (18.8%). In nine cases (56.2%) the disease was a consequence of a minor trauma. Only two children had nasal fracture associated (12.5%). Minimum follow-up after the first visit was 10 months (mean, 3 years).

RESULTS:

All cases were surgically treated. Minor sequelae were observed in six cases (37.5%), and major ones in ten patients (62.5%). In this latter group, multiple reconstructive procedures were needed.

CONCLUSIONS:

It is necessary to be aware of the possibility of haematoma and abscess of the nasal septum. Major sequelae can be also expected after cases following minor traumas.

PMID:
10996493
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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