Nose Picking (Rhinotillexis) and Septal Perforations: Why I should stop picking my nose…?
Figure 1: Rhinotillexis or nose picking is commonly associated with the formation of septal perforations.

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

BACKGROUND 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…

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Nasal Fractures, Septal Hematoma, and Septal Perforation:  Simultaneous Rhinoplasty and Septal Perforation Repair
Figure 2: Nasal fractures can typically include damage to or displacement of the nasal septum.

Nasal Fractures, Septal Hematoma, and Septal Perforation: Simultaneous Rhinoplasty and Septal Perforation Repair

Nasal Septum Repair/Septal Perforation Surgery/Rhinoplasty CLINICAL CHALLENGE The nose is the most commonly injured facial bone. A fractured nose must be evaluated immediately for the presence of a septal hematoma…

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Septal Perforation: Long-Term Outcomes
Figure 1: Nasopharyngoscopy demonstrating nasal septal perforation.

Septal Perforation: Long-Term Outcomes

Nasal Septum Repair/Septal Perforation Surgery/Nose Deformity CLINICAL CHALLENGE Septal perforation surgery is likely one of the most difficult reconstructive surgical procedures performed by a nasal reconstructive surgeon. Long-term follow-up is…

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Management of Pediatric Septal Perforation
Figure 1: X-ray imaging of the head and neck demonstrating a button cell battery within the nasal cavity.

Management of Pediatric Septal Perforation

Lithium Battery Causing Septal Perforation/Nasal Septum Repair/Septal Perforation Surgery CLINICAL CHALLENGE Septal perforations can arise from a variety of injuries to the nose. In the pediatric population children placing small…

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What Effect Does Cocaine Have on the Nose?
Figure 1. Long-term cocaine effects on the nose. Pictures show septal perforation and massive nasal collapse from super infection of the nasal skeleton after cocaine use.

What Effect Does Cocaine Have on the Nose?

Quick Facts:     i.          Cocaine constricts blood flow to the septum causing a perforation    ii.         Early intervention can prevent a septal perforation   iii.…

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Saddle Nose Deformity and Septal Perforation:  Correcting Nasal Collapse
Figure 4a,b. Nasal reconstruction of anterior septal perforation. Patient also complained that her nose was droopy and wide after developing the perforation. Pre and post-operative photos demonstrate improvement in tip projection after reconstruction of the septum and rhinoplasty.

Saddle Nose Deformity and Septal Perforation: Correcting Nasal Collapse

Nasal Septum Repair/Septal Perforation Surgery/ Saddle Nose Deformity Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS Director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Osborne Head and Neck Institute, Los Angeles, CA…

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Deviated Septum and Septal Perforation
Figure 3: Nasal endoscopy demonstrates patient right sided deviated nasal septum with anterior septum perforation.

Deviated Septum and Septal Perforation

Nasal Septum Repair/Septal Perforation Surgery Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS Director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Osborne Head and Neck Institute, Los Angeles, CA Ryan Osborne, MD,…

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Clint Dempsey: Sports Injury- Nasal Fracture
An injured Dempsey on the field immediately after sustaining a nasal fracture.

Clint Dempsey: Sports Injury- Nasal Fracture

The US men’s World Cup team captain and striker, Clint Dempsey, sustained a major facial injury in the US’s opening game against Ghana. As the Ghanaian player’s leg flew high,…

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