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November 1947

DISLOCATION OF THE SEPTAL CARTILAGE

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch Otolaryngol. 1947;46(5):601-607. doi:10.1001/archotol.1947.00690020617003

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Abstract

THIS condition is observed rather frequently. It may be seen without being accompanied by any marked external nasal manifestation, in cases in which the dislocation is a mild one, but frequently it is accompanied by a distortion of the lower cartilaginous portion of the nose.

NORMAL ANATOMY OF THE SEPTAL CARTILAGE  The posterior border of the septal cartilage rests in a slight groove of the anterior aspect of the vomer. The lower border of the septal cartilage is connected by the septal membrane to the upper border of the columella. The anterior border of the septal cartilage is partly subcutaneous and is flanked on the two sides by the extreme prolongations of the upper lateral cartilages, which may even project under the medial plates of the lower lateral cartilages. These projections are sometimes broken up into small segments (sesamoids).

PATHOLOGIC ANATOMY OF THE DISLOCATED SEPTAL CARTILAGE  Part of the posterior

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