Septal deformities are very frequent in patients suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). The question is whether or not some types of septal deformities are involved more frequently in this process or not. The authors observed the incidence of particular types of septal deformities in a group of CRS patients using Mladina classification. The same has been done with a control group that consisted of healthy volunteers. In the literature, type 7 has been found very frequently, i.e. in nearly 30% of all CRS cases. Herein, type 7 was mostly composed of types 3 and 5. Type 3 can be accurately recognised on axial MSCT scans, while type 5 can be accurately recognised on coronal views. Concomitant septal surgery at the time of endoscopic sinus surgery is recommended.
|Translated title of the contribution||Nasal septal deformities in chronic rhinosinusitis patients: Clinical and radiological aspects|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica|
|State||Published - Apr 2014|
- Chronic rhinosinusitis
- Nasal septum
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