Management of nasal septal perforation

John R. Coleman, E Bradley Strong

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Septal perforation repair, a multilayered reconstruction done in a hostile environment, is a challenge to surgeons. A successful repair requires a thorough search for the cause of perforation, selection of an appropriate surgical candidate, and meticulous surgical technique. The central concepts in septal perforation repair include wide elevation, tension-free suture lines, multilayer closure, and humidification. In this article, the recent literature on the pathophysiology of, medical management of, and advances in surgical technique for nasal septal perforation are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-62
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery


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