[Clinical, significance of the nomenclature for nasal septum tail: A preliminary study].

Lin chuang er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi = Journal of clinical otorhinolaryngology, head, and neck surgery

PubMedID: 26685402

Zhang Q, Zhang N, She C, Song W. [Clinical, significance of the nomenclature for nasal septum tail: A preliminary study]. Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2015;29(15):1358-9.
OBJECTIVE
To observe and summarize the abnormal morphological appearance of nasal septum tail during adenoidectomies, and to have a preliminary study on its clinical significance.

METHOD
One hundred and eighty-three children were shown with abnormality on nasal septum tail in 2892 cases with adenoid hypertrophy who received adenoidectomies in our department.

RESULT
The abnormalities of nasal septum tail can be classified into two types: del tails and columnar ones. All children suffered from nasal septum tail received radiofrequency ablation and all had a good postoperative recovery.

CONCLUSION
The presence of these two types of nasal septum tail may be related to adenoid hypertrophy, adenoiditis, sinusitis, and some congenital malformations.