The nasal septum and concha bullosa

S. M. Blaugrund

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Obstructive nasal septal defects are caused by developmental or acquired bony and cartilaginous deformity and may be associated with thickened mucous membrane or benign or malignant neoplasms. Septal deformity is common, occurring in over 20 per cent of the population. In 25 per cent of these individuals, the irregularity is significant enough to produce meaningful resistance to airflow. If present for a long enough period of time, nasal physiology becomes impaired. This predisposes to episodes of progressively more severe and protracted rhinosinusitis and the development of chronic disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-306
Number of pages16
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


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