Author(s): Sashi Purna CR, Annapurna PD, Ahmed SB, Vurla S, Nalla S,
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Abstract Nasal septum perforation presents with the symptoms of epistaxis and crusting. Obturation of the defect will decrease the symptoms and increase patient comfort. Prosthetic closure is more predictable and thus the treatment of choice in larger defects. This article describes a procedure for construction of a magnet-retained, heat-processed acrylic nasal septum prosthesis. The two-piece nasal septum prosthesis was processed and joined together in situ by magnets. Each piece of the septum prosthesis conforms to the remaining medial wall of each nostril and forms the missing half of the nasal septum. The prosthesis not only alleviates symptoms, but also provides structural support to the saddle-shaped nose and improves esthetics. © 2012 by the American College of Prosthodontists.
This article was published in J Prosthodont
and referenced in Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology