Nasal septal perforation: prevention and management

Ann Plast Surg. 1980 Dec;5(6):452-9. doi: 10.1097/00000637-198012000-00007.


Thirty-five patients with nasal septal perforations were treated over a ten-year period. Prior nasal septal surgery was the most common cause of perforation. A combined flap and graft technique was employed for surgical repair which produced a success rate of over 90% for relief of symptoms and closure of the perforation. Etiology, prevention, and medical and surgical management of septal perforation are detailed.

MeSH terms

  • Fascia / transplantation
  • Humans
  • Methods
  • Nasal Septum* / surgery
  • Nose Diseases / etiology
  • Nose Diseases / prevention & control
  • Nose Diseases / surgery
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Transplantation, Autologous