Case Report

A Life-Threatening Complication of Nasal Packing

  • Şaban Çelebi
  • Çiğdem Tepe Karaca
  • Öner Çelik

Received Date: 25.12.2012 Accepted Date: 27.01.2012 Med Bull Haseki 2012;50(2):64-65

Nasal septal surgery is frequently performed in otolaryngology practice. Bleeding, septal hematoma, infection, abscess formation, synechiae, and septal perforation can be seen as postoperative complications. Nasal packs that are made of various materials are used in order to prevent a portion of these complications. Some of these packs lead to pain and discomfort as a result of foreign body sensation. In this paper, we present a life-threatening complication of nasal packing resulted in patient’s aspiration during drawing back.

Keywords: Septal surgery, Nasal packing, Complications

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