Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

Early Diagnosis of Nasal Mucosal Telangiectasias HHT Overview Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) is a hereditary disorder characterized by abnormal clusters of fragile capillaries that bleed with minimal agitation. Telangiectasias, commonly…

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Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: Septal Perforation and Nose Bleeds
Figure 1: Nasal endoscopic view of the nasal passage demonstrating dried blood and scaly skin that would normally be pink and moist.

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: Septal Perforation and Nose Bleeds

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu Disease, is a genetic disease that is characterized by the aberrant overgrowth and proliferation (dysplasia) of vascular tissue known as telangiectasias and…

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Mega-perforation: Pushing the Limits of Septal Perforation Repair
Figure 2: Nasal septum perforation. A ruler has been inserted into the opposite nostril to demonstrate scale.

Mega-perforation: Pushing the Limits of Septal Perforation Repair

CLINICAL CHALLENGE We have coined the term ‘Mega-perforation’ to refer to a septal perforation that approaches the limits of reparability. Typically perforations greater than 3.0-3.5cm and/or greater than 75% of…

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Septoplasty Complication and Septal Perforation
Figure 1: Nasopharyngoscopy demonstrating nasal septal perforation.

Septoplasty Complication and Septal Perforation

CLINICAL CHALLENGE 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…

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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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