Septal deviation and nasal resistance: an investigation using virtual surgery and computational fluid dynamics.

@article{Garcia2010SeptalDA,
  title={Septal deviation and nasal resistance: an investigation using virtual surgery and computational fluid dynamics.},
  author={Guilherme J M Garcia and John S. Rhee and Brent A Senior and Julia S. Kimbell},
  journal={American journal of rhinology & allergy},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={e46-53}
}
BACKGROUND Septal deviation is an extremely common anatomic variation in healthy adults. However, there are no standard criteria to determine when a deviated septum is clinically relevant. Presently, selection of patients for septoplasty is based on mostly clinical examination, which is prone to observer bias and may lead to unsuccessful treatment. The objective of this article is twofold. First, we investigate whether the location of a septal deviation within the nasal passages affects nasal… CONTINUE READING

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