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Nose Picking (Rhinotillexis) and Septal Perforations: Why I should stop picking my nose…?

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 …

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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.

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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Christina Huffington Admits to Cocaine Addiction: What Cocaine can do to Your Nose

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Chistina Huffington recently wrote about her struggles with cocaine addiction and recovery.  Cocaine is a commonly abused drug and it seems stories surface regularly about another person who is caught by addiction to cocaine.  Cory Monteith, is also attempting recovery from addiction and Whitney Houston’s autopsy report showed damage due to cocaine use.  Addiction is …

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