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CASE REPORT

Nasal Septal Abscess: A Retrospective Study of 20 Cases in KVG Medical College and Hospital, Sullia

Sudhir Naik, Sudhir M Naik

Keywords : Septal abscess,Nasal airway splints,Supratip deformity,Autologous conchal cartilage

Citation Information : Naik S, Naik SM. Nasal Septal Abscess: A Retrospective Study of 20 Cases in KVG Medical College and Hospital, Sullia. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2010; 3 (3):135-140.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1048

Published Online: 01-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

Twenty patients who presented to the ENT, head and neck department with nasal septal abscess were retrospectively studied.

Design

Retrospective study.

Setting

KVG Medical College and Hospital, Sullia.

Study period

January 2006 to June 2010 (54 months)

Patients

Twenty patients (17 males and 3 females), aged between 7 to 45 years (average age 25.25 years), with nasal septal abscess were studied.

Intervention

All patients were admitted and posted for emergency incision and drainage under antibiotic cover. In 13 cases the destroyed septal cartilage was repaired with autologous conchal cartilage in the same sitting of incision and drainage. In two cases the same procedure was done in two different sittings.

Results

Sixteen patients were implanted autologous conchal cartilage at time of incision and drainage and most of them doing well at 6 months of follow-up.

Conclusion

Nasal septal abscess promptly treated under antibiotic cover total reconstruction of abscess-induced destruction of nasal septal cartilage with patients own conchal cartilage grafts so far, resulted in normal dorsum of the nose being retained during follow-up.


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