J Rhinol.  2019 Nov;26(2):127-131. 10.18787/jr.2019.26.2.127.

Repair of Nasal Septal Perforation Using Polycaprolactone Plate and Temporalis Fascia Graft

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chosun University College of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea. happyent@naver.com


Trauma is the predominant cause of septal perforation resulting from surgical operation for nasal septum including submucosal resection. A 24-year-old female patient was diagnosed with nasal septal perforation after septoplasty. The patient manifested no specific symptoms except for occasional nasal bleeding, whistling and stuffy nose. Nasal septal perforation measuring 5×5 mm² in size was observed at the anterior portion of nasal septum. The present study involves the repair of nasal septal perforation employing a polycaprolactone (PCL) plate and temporalis fascia graft, and discusses the consequences of complete closure of perforation without complications.


Septum; Perforation; Repair; Polycaprolactone plate; Temporalis fascia
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