Deviated nasal septum is a frequently occurring
condition that can cause nasal obstruction in an individual. It may result in
permanent changes in the nasal and sinus mucosa because of altered ventilation
of the nasal cavity. The present study makes an attempt to review its incidence
and its associated pathology. Our study involves two groups of patients with
100 patients in each group. The first group consists of patients who are having
nasal obstruction as a chief complaint and have deviated nasal septum. The
second group consists of patients with either ear or throat complaints without
any nasal symptoms, but were noted to have deviation of nasal septum on
examination. An analysis was made to determine whether any particular type of
deviation is more prone to develop pathology than
other types. Our study shows that an “S” shaped deviation is more
prone to be associated with ear, nose and throat pathology.
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Moorthy, P. , Kolloju, S. , Madhira, S. and Jowkar, A. (2014) Clinical Study on Deviated Nasal Septum and Its Associated Pathology. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
, 75-81. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2014.32016
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