Septal perforation (a hole in the nasal septum) is considered a major complication after septoplasty. Septoplasty is typically performed to correct a deviated septum in a patient who complains of nasal obstruction. In a successful case the obstruction is relieved, the septum is straight, and the patient is happy with their newfound nasal airflow. A […]
The nose is the most commonly injured facial bone. A fractured nose must be evaluated immediately for the presence of a septal hematoma (a large blot clot involving the nasal septum). If not drained promptly a septal hematoma may lead to infection, septal perforation, and long-term nasal deformity. If a perforation has developed a corrective […]
Nose picking is one of the leading causes of epistaxis (nose bleeds) and a common cause of septal perforations (a hole in the nasal septum). Nose picking (rhinotillexis) is defined as the insertion of the finger and/or object into the nose for the purpose of removing nasal secretions, mucus, crusts and so forth. Download article […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Septal perforations may arise from a variety of common injuries to the nose. These injuries can compromise blood flow to the nasal septum causing a small hole and eventually leading to a larger perforation. Structural compromise of the nasal septum can in turn lead to a visible indentation in the bridge of the nose known […]
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.
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 […]