Nasal Septum Deviation In Children – Clinical Presentation And Methods Of Treatment. A Review.

Abstract: The deviation of nasal septum is a common deformity observed in children, with an increasing tendency in older age groups. It can be both, symptomatic and asymptomatic, depending on its size, location and other personal anatomical characteristics; on the other hand it may be an inborn feature or originate from a trauma. Due to the children’s growing process they stand for an exceptional population. Continuous development of the nasomaxillary complex leads to changes in the facial proportions, which may then result in the enhancement of persisting deformities or affect other structures. It has also been questioned for many years, how the proper approach towards such cases should look like and whether it should require an immediate (after trauma or after diagnosis) surgery or pre-planned postponed procedure until the growth ceases or the symptoms are unbearable. In our review we tried to analyse this issue and find the most optimal up-to-date solution to this problem. We also concentrated on clinical manifestation in order to answer the question about the correlation between the deviation and rhinosinusitis.

Authors:

Maria Wolniewicz, Agata Kosla, Piotr Kwast, Lidia Zawadzka-Glos

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