Pocket Atlas of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses :: THE NASAL SEPTUM :: 88_G
 THE NASAL SEPTUM  
NASAL SEPTAL PERFORATION

NASAL SEPTAL PERFORATION

Description : Larger septal perforation often produce a sensation of nasal stuffiness, which is probably due to air flow disturbance. The drying effect of the inspired air on the posterior margin of the perforation frequently causes crust formation, and epistaxis as the crusts separate. The mucosa of the margins of the perforation frequently undergo squamous metaplasia and thus appear clinically to be hyperkeratotic.

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