Congenital vomeral bone defect in two thalassemia trait cases

Dogru H., Yasan H., Tuz M.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, vol.261, no.3, pp.136-138, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 261 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00405-003-0619-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.136-138


The nasal septum is composed of a perpendicular plate of ethmoid bone, quadrilateral septal cartilage, membraneous septum, crest of palatine and maxillary bone and vomer. Defects of the nasal septum may be due to a variety of causes such as trauma, infection, inhalant irritants and neoplasia. To our knowledge, up until now, congenital defect of the vomer has been presented in six cases without any nasal symptoms. We present two cases of congenital defect of vomer with thalassemia trait, the patients complaining of nasal obstruction.