Septal Perforation

Septal Perforation: Long-Term Outcomes

Septal perforation surgery is likely one of the most difficult reconstructive surgical procedures performed by a nasal reconstructive surgeon. Long-term follow-up is mandatory to insure that the perforation heals well without complications. Download article in PDF format Click here to learn more.

Management of Pediatric Septal Perforation

Septal perforations can arise from a variety of injuries to the nose. In the pediatric population children placing small objects in the nose is a common cause of injury to the nasal septum. In this case a lithium battery from a small toy was placed in the nose. The battery went undiagnosed for three days …

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What Effect Does Cocaine Have on the Nose?

One of the most significant long-term effects of cocaine use is damage to the nose. A septal perforation, or a “hole in the septum” is a condition that is commonly caused from snorting or “sniffing” cocaine through the nose. Click here to learn more.

Deviated Septum and Septal Perforation

Septal perforations may arise from a variety of common conditions.  One common etiology associated with septal perforation is corrective surgery for septal deviation (deviated septum). View article PDF here. Click here to learn more.

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: Nasal Septal Perforation Repair

HHT is a hereditary disorder characterized by the proliferation of aberrant vascular tissue. HHT can manifest itself most notably through proliferation of telangiectasias or arteriovascular malformations (AVMs). In most cases formation of poorly formed blood vessels, telangiectasias, in the nasal septum lead to repeated bouts of nosebleeds (epistaxis). Typically treatment of these vessels with cauterization …

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