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Nasal septal perforation: prevention and management

D N Fairbanks, G R Fairbanks
Annals of Plastic Surgery 1980, 5 (6): 452-9
Thirty-five patients with nasal septal perforations were treated over a ten-year period. Prior nasal septal surgery was the most common cause of perforation. A combined flap and graft technique was employed for surgical repair which produced a success rate of over 90% for relief of symptoms and closure of the perforation. Etiology, prevention, and medical and surgical management of septal perforation are detailed.

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