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Classifying Nasal Septal Deviations by Examining Degree of Deviation Against Nasal Cavity Volume

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Abstract:
Nasal septal deviations are among the most common physical deformities. However, there is no standardized classification system for physicians to diagnose and treat patients. A retrospective study was conducted at Rhode Island Hospital to develop such a system. In this study, quantitative measures of the nasal septum—tortuosity, deviation area, and root mean square—were compared against the ratio of the deviated side’s volume to the total nasal cavity volume. DICOM file–formatted data were obtained and analyzed using MATLAB, OsiriX, and 3D Slicer. Participants were selected by a convenience sample of the most recent CT scans of the nasal cavity available from May to July 2018 in Rhode Island Hospital’s database. The study ultimately hopes to identify a direct relationship between degree of septal deviation and corresponding decrease in the ratio of the deviated side’s volume to the total nasal cavity volume. Future study directions may include relating nasal cavity volume to airflow.

Citation

Zhu, Angela, "Classifying Nasal Septal Deviations by Examining Degree of Deviation Against Nasal Cavity Volume" (2018). Summer Research Symposium. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://doi.org/10.26300/nn2h-yr68

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  • Summer Research Symposium

    Each year, Brown University showcases the research of its undergraduates at the Summer Research Symposium. More than half of the student-researchers are UTRA recipients, while others receive funding from a variety of Brown-administered and national programs and fellowships and go …
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