Issue N# 2 - 2007
Nasal septal abscess: A case report
Authors : Khedim A, Ben Slimene S, Faidi A, Mansour S, Bel Hadj Yahia S, Chtioui I, Ayari S, Chafai F, Maamouri M. (Tunis)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2007;128,2:81-84.
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Introduction: The nasal septum abscess is a rare and serious infection because of the complications which can be generated. The authors report a new case of nasal septum abscess to probably from dental origin. Observation: A 47 year old man consulted for bilateral nasal obstruction and rhinorrhea for 3 days with an infectious context. The clinical examination as well as the CT scan demonstrated a septal abscess. The patient had a surgical drainage associated with a triple antibiotherapy with favourable evolution at the end of 10 days. The etiologic investigation is in favour of a dental etiology. Conclusion: It is about a rare and serious infectious pathology of the nasal septum. We point out its various etiologies, its management, while insisting on the preventive treatment of this affection.
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