Death related to the septoplasty procedure: a case report

Death related to the septoplasty procedure: a case report Eur J Plast Surg (2002) 25:279 DOI 10.1007/s00238-002-0383-7 EDIT OR'S COMMENT Ian T. Jackson Published online: 19 June 2002 © Springer-Verlag 2002 I felt compelled to publish this paper to bring to our This comment refers to the paper at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/ readers the possible fatal complications of septorhino- s00238-002-0382-8 plasty. Septal surgery should not be undertaken lightly; I.T. Jackson ( ) training and experience are essential. Rough handling of Craniofacial Institute, Fisher Center – the bony septum, especially twisting movements, are Third Floor, 16001 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075, contraindicated in bony septal resection. It would seem USA e-mail: ianjackson@juno.com that CSF leak during the procedure would be a signifi- cant danger sign. I hope that all our readers read the article and commit it to their memory bank. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2002 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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0930-343X
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1435-0130
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10.1007/s00238-002-0383-7
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Eur J Plast Surg (2002) 25:279 DOI 10.1007/s00238-002-0383-7 EDIT OR'S COMMENT Ian T. Jackson Published online: 19 June 2002 © Springer-Verlag 2002 I felt compelled to publish this paper to bring to our This comment refers to the paper at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/ readers the possible fatal complications of septorhino- s00238-002-0382-8 plasty. Septal surgery should not be undertaken lightly; I.T. Jackson ( ) training and experience are essential. Rough handling of Craniofacial Institute, Fisher Center – the bony septum, especially twisting movements, are Third Floor, 16001 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075, contraindicated in bony septal resection. It would seem USA e-mail: ianjackson@juno.com that CSF leak during the procedure would be a signifi- cant danger sign. I hope that all our readers read the article and commit it to their memory bank.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 19, 2002

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