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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2009 Apr;42(2):241-52, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2009.01.005.

Surgical management of the deviated septum: techniques in septoplasty.

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Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, St. Louis University, 3635 Vista Avenue, 6th Floor, FDT, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

Abstract

This article provides a review of contemporary techniques in nasal septal surgery. Relevant anatomy and physiology of the nose and nasal septum are discussed. The essentials of a complete diagnostic evaluation are outlined. The evolution of surgical approaches to the correction of a deviated septum, including classic submucosal resection, traditional septoplasty, and open techniques, is covered. Complications of septoplasty are reviewed, with an emphasis on prevention and treatment. The recently popularized endoscopic septoplasty, a significant advance in septal surgery, is addressed elsewhere in this issue.

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19328889
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10.1016/j.otc.2009.01.005
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