Congenital defect of the vomer bone: A rare cause of septal perforation

Hee Joon Kang, Hyun Woo Lim, Soon Jae Hwang, Heung Man Lee

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Congenital anomalies of the nasal septum besides septal deviation are very rare, and few cases of congenital defect of the vomer have been reported. We present a case of a 13-year-old boy who had a defect in the posteroinferior aspect of the nasal septum that was discovered incidentally during diagnostic work-up for chronic sinusitis. The patient had no history of maxillofacial trauma, drug abuse and had not previously undergone nasal surgery or cautery for epistaxis, and showed no evidence of systemic inflammatory disease. Based on the patient's history and laboratory findings, the septal defect is thought to be due to a congenital defect of the vomer bone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar


  • Congenital
  • Septal perforation
  • Vomer defect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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