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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : August | Volume : 10 | Issue : 8 | Page : ZD33 - ZD34

Prosthetic Management of a Nasal Septal Defect using a Custom Made Unilateral Intranasal Stent: A Case Report ZD33-ZD34

Teny Fernandez, Harshakumar Karunakaran, Sheela Virginia Rodrigues

Correspondence
Dr. Teny Fernandez,
XVII/1657(B), Azhikkakath House, Mundamveli P.O., Ernakulam, Kerala-682507, India.
E-mail: tenyfernandez@gmail.com

Various etiologies including congenital malformations, infections, trauma, iatrogenic causes or complications of systemic diseases can result in perforation of the nasal septum. The common symptoms associated with such defects include difficulty in breathing, nasal twang in voice, rhinorrhea, etc. Obturation can be achieved by insertion of a unilateral nasal stent. An attempt has been made in the present report to address the prosthetic management of pateint having nasal septum perforation utilizing a unilateral, custom made heat cured acrylic stent and the details of the technique are presented.