Indian Journal of Otolaryngology

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 14–17 | Cite as

Aetiology of deviated nasal septum in the newborn

  • Rajesh Bhatia
  • R. C. Deka
  • S. K. Kacker
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The frequency of deviated nasal septum in the 201 newborns studied has been found to be 15.4 per cent. Various aetiological factors have been studied. Preterm or low birth weight babies have been found to be having higher frequency of septal deformities. Prolonged and obstructed labour is also associated with higher frequency. Birth pressures operating during intra-uterine life and during delivery have been highlighted to explain the occurrence of septal deformity in the newborn.


Nasal Septum Emergency Caesarean Section Septal Deviation Septal Cartilage Birth Canal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Bhatia
    • 1
  • R. C. Deka
    • 1
  • S. K. Kacker
    • 1
  1. 1.The Department of OtorhinolaryngologyAll-India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi

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