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American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology:
doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e3182518e31
Case Reports

Skull Base Injury Leading to Death After Conventional Septoplasty

Peyvandi, Aliasghar*; Roozbahany, Navid Ahmady

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Abstract

Abstract: Treatment of nasal obstruction with conventional septoplasty is a very common operation in otorhinolaryngology. There are considerable complications that may become even life threatening. We report a rare complication of septoplasty, namely, skull base injury. The possible mechanisms and treatment modality are discussed. Like other similar procedures, prevention of the skull base injury is more important than its treatment. Correct knowledge about anatomy of the region and meticulous manipulation and instrumentation are the most considerable topics.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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