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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-87

Congenital vomer agenesis

1 Department of Otolaryngology, Ahad Rufaida General Hospital, Ministry of Health, Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Otolaryngology, King Faisal Medical City, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Abdullah Al-Shahrani
Department of Otolaryngology, Ahad Rufaida General Hospital, Ministry of Health, Aseer Region
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/sjoh.sjoh_14_22

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The nasal septum is composed of the quadrangular septal cartilage, crests of the maxillary and palatine bones, the perpendicular plate of the ethmoid bone and the vomer. vomer agenesis is a very rare condition in which misinterpreted as other causes including pervious trauma, infection, neoplasia, and Granulomatous and Systemic Diseases Affecting the Nose. This is a 35-year-old male diagnosed with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSWNP). While performing a preoperative CT scan, there was a defect in the vomerian bony part of the nasal septum. Congenital vomer agenesis is a rare condition and few reports are mentioned in the literature. It can be associated with other head and neck diseases. A careful history and physical examination are needed to exclude other causes of the septal defect. The utilization of imaging studies and endoscopic examinations will reveal more cases in the future.

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