PREVALENCE OF DEVIATED NASAL SEPTUM AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH BIRTH MOULDING AMONG NEONATES – A HOSPITAL BASED STUDY
English

Satheesh S, Rajina K
2015 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
About 75% adults have Deviated Nasal Septum (DNS). It was believed that most cases of DNS are due to birth moulding. But prevalence of deviated nasal septum in newborns were found to be different in different studies varying from <4% to 60%. This study was conducted at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram to find out the prevalence of DNS in new born babies and to find whether there is any significant association between DNS and birth moulding. 400 newborn babies were examined. The
more » ... re examined. The prevalence of DNS was found to be 44.3%. Association of DNS with mode of delivery, intrauterine position, parity and duration of second stage of labour were studied.
doi:10.14260/jemds/2015/1534 fatcat:qinz2zupz5hwbf3aqak3t6bwaa