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Proper nasal breathing has been proven to be a crucial factor for the maturity of the craniofacial complex, and obstruction of the respiratory airway due to nasal septum deviation can generate clinically significant reduction of the nasal airflow. This situation will imply irreversible repercussions that hinders the harmonious development of the craniofacial complex. In order to understand such potential impacts of septal deviation, our objective was to materialize the relation between septum deviation, and both nasal cavity and maxillary structures.

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Conclusions may support the early septoplasty in growing patients as a solution to redirect the normal course of growth and re-establish a good function of the nasomaxillary complex.

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This page is a summary of: Effect of septal deviation on nasomaxillary shape: A geometric morphometric study, Journal of Anatomy, June 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/joa.13479.
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