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IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1579-1582

Prevalence of deviated nasal septum among people coming to King Fahd Military Hospital

Authors: Ali Mahdi Al-Qannass, Adel Dhafer Alhindi, Abdulaziz Yahya Alshubruqi, Abdusalam Saad Alrubaie, Lamya Ali Abumsmar.

ABSTRACT

Background: The septum is the cartilage in the nose that separates the nostrils. Typically, it locates at the center and divides the nostrils evenly. However, in some people, this is not the case. Many people have an uneven septum, which makes one nostril larger than the other. Severe unevenness is known as a deviated nasal septum (DNS). The current study aimed to assess the prevalence of nasal septum deviation and to detect which types of DNS are more prevalent. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted including all patients attending different clinics at King Fahad Military Hospital in Khamis Mushait, from September 2019 to January 2020. Data extracted included patientís demographic data and presence, type, and side of DNS. Results: The study included 408 attendants whose age ranged from less than 1 year up to 100 years with mean age of 32.1 Ī 20.6 years old. Exact 154 (37.7%) attendants had DNS. It was diagnosed on the right side among 95 (61.7%) participants and on the left side among 59 (38.3%) participants. Regarding the shape of DNS, 78 (50.6%) participants had anterior DNS, followed by C-shape (29.9%; 46), S-shape (8.4%; 13), spiral (8.4%; 13), and thickened (2.6%; 4). Conclusions: Nearly one-third of the attendants had DNS. Anterior type was the most frequent, especially among middle-aged attendants.

Keywords:
Nasal septum deviation, deviated septum, classification, types


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Prevalence of deviated nasal septum among people coming to King Fahd Military Hospital


Authors
Ali Mahdi Al-Qannass
ENT consultant, Armed Forces Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Adel Dhafer Alhindi
Medical intern, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Yahya Alshubruqi
Medical intern, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Abdusalam Saad Alrubaie
Medical intern, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Lamya Ali Abumsmar
Medical intern, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Adel Dhafer Alhindi, Medical intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.; Adelalhendii@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 19 Aug 2020
Accepted 06 Sep 2020
Published online 19 Sep 2020
Published in print 11 Oct 2020

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Al-Qannass AM, Alhindi AD, Alshubruqi AY, Alrubaie AS, Abumsmar LA. Prevalence of deviated nasal septum among people coming to King Fahd Military Hospital. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1579-1582. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597847143


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Al-Qannass AM, Alhindi AD, Alshubruqi AY, Alrubaie AS, Abumsmar LA. Prevalence of deviated nasal septum among people coming to King Fahd Military Hospital. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=126755 [Access: November 24, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597847143


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Al-Qannass AM, Alhindi AD, Alshubruqi AY, Alrubaie AS, Abumsmar LA. Prevalence of deviated nasal septum among people coming to King Fahd Military Hospital. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1579-1582. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597847143


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Al-Qannass AM, Alhindi AD, Alshubruqi AY, Alrubaie AS, Abumsmar LA. Prevalence of deviated nasal septum among people coming to King Fahd Military Hospital. IJMDC. (2020), [cited November 24, 2020]; 4(10): 1579-1582. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597847143


Harvard Style

Al-Qannass, A. M., Alhindi, . A. D., Alshubruqi, . A. Y., Alrubaie, . A. S. & Abumsmar, . L. A. (2020) Prevalence of deviated nasal septum among people coming to King Fahd Military Hospital. IJMDC, 4 (10), 1579-1582. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597847143


Turabian Style

Al-Qannass, Ali Mahdi, Adel Dhafer Alhindi, Abdulaziz Yahya Alshubruqi, Abdusalam Saad Alrubaie, and Lamya Ali Abumsmar. 2020. Prevalence of deviated nasal septum among people coming to King Fahd Military Hospital. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1579-1582. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597847143


Chicago Style

Al-Qannass, Ali Mahdi, Adel Dhafer Alhindi, Abdulaziz Yahya Alshubruqi, Abdusalam Saad Alrubaie, and Lamya Ali Abumsmar. "Prevalence of deviated nasal septum among people coming to King Fahd Military Hospital." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1579-1582. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597847143


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Al-Qannass, Ali Mahdi, Adel Dhafer Alhindi, Abdulaziz Yahya Alshubruqi, Abdusalam Saad Alrubaie, and Lamya Ali Abumsmar. "Prevalence of deviated nasal septum among people coming to King Fahd Military Hospital." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.10 (2020), 1579-1582. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597847143


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Al-Qannass, A. M., Alhindi, . A. D., Alshubruqi, . A. Y., Alrubaie, . A. S. & Abumsmar, . L. A. (2020) Prevalence of deviated nasal septum among people coming to King Fahd Military Hospital. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1579-1582. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597847143


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