J Rhinol.  2008 May;15(1):74-76.

Congenital Defect of the Vomer: Report of Three Cases

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea. ydkim@med.yu.ac.kr

Abstract

Defect or perforation of the nasal septum may arise from diverse causes such as trauma, infection, drug abuse, inhalant irritants and neoplasia. The septal defect or perforation is usually located at the anterior half of the nasal septum regardless of etiologic factors. However, posterior nasal septal defect is infrequent. Moreover, congenital vomer defect is very rare. Recently, we have experienced three cases of congenital vomer defect of the nasal septum detected during nasal endoscopy. We report these cases with review of literature.

Keyword

Vomer; Nasal septum; Congenital defect; Perforation
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