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 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: 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. European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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