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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery|
|State||Published - 2000|
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