Journal of Rhinology 2008;15(1):74-76.
Published online May 31, 2008.
Congenital Defect of the Vomer: Report of Three Cases
Sung Won Choi, Hyun Jae Woo, Chang Hoon Bae, Si Youn Song, Yong Dae Kim
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
선천성 서골 결손 3예
최성원, 우현재, 배창훈, 송시연, 김용대
영남대학교 의과대학 이비인후-두경부외과학교실
Defect or perforation of the nasal septum may arise from diverse causes such as trauma, infection, drug abuse, inhalant irritants and neoplasia. The septal defect or perforation is usually located at the anterior half of the nasal septum regardless of etiologic factors. However, posterior nasal septal defect is infrequent. Moreover, congenital vomer defect is very rare. Recently, we have experienced three cases of congenital vomer defect of the nasal septum detected during nasal endoscopy. We report these cases with review of literature.
Key Words: Vomer;Nasal septum;Congenital defect;Perforation

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