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Can Mode of Delivery cause Septal Deviation? A Retrospective Study

Mariam Al-Amro

Keywords : Cesarean section, Congenital septal deviation, Normal delivery.

Citation Information : Al-Amro M. Can Mode of Delivery cause Septal Deviation? A Retrospective Study. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2018; 10 (1):11-12.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1281

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Objective: To establish whether septal deviation in infants with no previous trauma history is associated with the mode of their delivery. Materials and methods: Records of patients treated for a deviated nasal septum from March 2003 to October 2014 were reviewed; those with previous facial trauma were excluded. Information retrieved included basic demographic data, mode of delivery, sibling birthing order, type and date of surgery, and postoperational outcomes. Results: A total of 130 records were recovered. Comparison between normal delivery and cesarean section groups found no statistical significance (63 vs 67; p-value > 0.05). Conclusion: The mode of delivery, in uncomplicated cases, is not a cause of septal deviation.

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