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December 1986

Surgical Closure of Septal Perforations

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986;112(12):1283-1285. doi:10.1001/archotol.1986.03780120047008

• Septal perforations only require treatment when symptoms develop. Two surgical procedures are described for the repair of septal perforations. For defects up to 2 cm, a posterior inverting septal flap composed of mucoperiosteum taken from the bony septum has been successful in seven of eight patients. In two patients with large defects, a two-staged nasolabial skin flap was rotated into the defect and was successful in each case.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:1283-1285)