Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2019 Feb;62(2):131-134. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2017.00493.

A Case of Early Septal Reconstruction with Autogenous Cartilage Graft with Bioaborbable Plate in a 13-Year-Old Male of Nasal Septal Abscess

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea. leejaehoon64@gmail.com


Nasal septal abscess is a serious condition that necessitates urgent surgical management, and it may lead to saddle nose deformity caused by the loss of cartilaginous support. To date, there is no consensus among clinicians with regard to early versus late surgical management of the saddle nose deformity. For the growing child, reconstructing the septum is essential for the normal development of the nose. We present a case of nasal septal abscess with a nearly total loss of septal cartilage of a 13-year-old male. His nasal septum was reconstructed immediately with autologous ear cartilage attached to a bioabsorbable plate through open approach. The aesthetic problems such as the saddle nose have not occurred during the follow-up period.


Abscess; Autologous cartilage; Bioabsorbable plate; Reconstruction; Septum
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