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Repair of nasal septal perforation using middle turbinate flap (monopedicled superiory based bone included conchal flap): a new unilateral middle turbinate mucosal flap technique

Deniz Hanci, Huseyin Altun
European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology 2015, 272 (7): 1707-12
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UNLABELLED: The purpose of this study is to present a new approach for treatment of nasal septal perforation using middle turbinate flap. A consecutive study with follow-up of 31 patients with nasal septal perforation treated using middle turbinate flap. All patients underwent an endoscopic repair of nasal septal perforation using middle turbinate flap. All patients were followed for 18-24 months. Complete closure of the perforation was achieved in 29 of the 31 patients. Complete failure of the repair was observed in two patients. All patients showed nasal crusting in varying degrees for a period of 2-4 weeks. None of the patients showed nasal obstruction or atrophic rhinitis symptoms (stuffy nose, purulent postnasal drip, nasal crusting, epistaxis and anosmia) in postoperative follow-up. This technique provides a new method with many advantages compared to other techniques for closure of septal perforations.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: IV.

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