We have successfully used fibrin glue to avoid operative nasal packing in 30 cases of septal surgery. Avoiding a nasal pack is not only more acceptable to the patient but may also reduce hospital stay. Analysis of our results showed some minor short-term complications but initial post-operative septal deviation tended to resolve spontaneously. Transient oedema and hyperaemia occurred in 37 per cent of cases and may represent an allergic response despite few classical allergic reactions having been reported.
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