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NINNO, Camila Queiroz de Moraes Silveira Di et al. Total nasal obstruction: a morphofunctional case study of post blastomicose palato and pharynx's lesion. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.5, pp.963-970. Epub May 13, 2011. ISSN 1982-0216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-18462011005000017.
BACKGROUND: to identify the consequences that arising from fifteen years of total nasal obstruction in a case of post blastomicose palato and pharynx's lesion. PROCEDURES: this article was based on a case report of a 26-years-old female subject, who came to a specialized center on craniofacial deformities, complaining about her mouth breathing. Her respiratory difficulty stems from a total tack of palate and pharynx, as a blastomicose sequel that she had when 11-year-old. RESULTS: during the interview, the patient said that she had poor physical conditioning, daytime sleepiness, slow chewing and choking during the swallowing process. At evaluation, it was noted exclusive oral breath of the superior type, alternate chew on both sides, adapted swallowing and serious hyponasal resonance. we also noted long face, with convex profile, retruded jaw and dark circles under the eyes. Her lips were half-opened and dried up, with the upper one thinner and the lower part turned round and augmented. The patient's palate is atresic, strait and deep. CONCLUSION: the patient's characteristics are compatible with Oral Breath Syndrome and anatomic-functional consequences of a total nasal obstruction.
Keywords : Mouth Breathing; Nasal Obstruction; Blastomycosis; Palate; Pharynx.