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Surgical closure of septal perforations

G P Bridger
Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery 1986, 112 (12): 1283-5
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Septal perforations only require treatment when symptoms develop. Two surgical procedures are described for the repair of septal perforations. For defects up to 2 cm, a posterior inverting septal flap composed of mucoperiosteum taken from the bony septum has been successful in seven of eight patients. In two patients with large defects, a two-staged nasolabial skin flap was rotated into the defect and was successful in each case.

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