• Surgery for correction of anatomic abnormalities of the nasal septum is usually free of major infectious complications. A case of staphylococcal spinal osteomyelitis as a consequence of bacteremia induced by nasal septoplasty is reported and the questions raised by this occurrence are discussed.
(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:556-557)
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