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Repair: Surgical repair can address all three - cleft lip and septum first, then the cleft palate at a later stage. Children with cleft lip & palate may need minor revisionary surgery (especially of the nose and septum) later in life, followed by a formal rhinoplasty (nose job) for final "touch-ups" once their faces have matured - around 16/17 years old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, i'm 24 years old pretty healthy and have had a hole in my septum since i was 13, I have never used cocaine and i don't under stand why?
Numerous causes: Nasal septal perforation has many causes, including Cocaine abuse, chemical insult, septal surgery, trauma, and habitual nose picking. Diseases that can cause nasal perforation include syphilis, tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, cancer, and wegner's granulomatosis (a rare condition affecting the nasal tract). Perforation can cause nasal congestion, nasal drainage, and recurrent nosebleeds.Fromwww.Mdguid. ...Read more
Can a septoplasty ever fail? I mean, after a while can the septum return to its old position from before the septoplasty?
This : This is a common concer for patients. The answer depends on how the septoplasty surgery was done to begin with. In my practice i usually remove the deviated cartilage and bone so there is no chance of the septum in that area to shift position. Cartilage does have memory so techniques that attempt to reposition the septal cartilage with scoring, etc don't have as high a success rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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