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Descriptive term: The "saddle nose" is a descriptive term used to describe a nose with a sunken bridge.It can be part of the variability of genetic endowment or result from destruction of the nasal cartilage by disease. Prior to penicillin (which reduced the issue), it was one of the features of infants born with congenital syphilis. ...Read more
Rhinoplasty?: You may decide to consult with a plastic surgeon for repair of the nose with cartilage, bone or a synthetic implant. For additional information- There are medical conditions that can be a cause of saddle nose including polychondritis, cocaine abuse, and wegners granulomatosis. ...Read more
During a septoplasty, do doctor's sometimes leave only 5 mm or less of a dorsal strut to correct a deviated section? I have saddle nose now.
Runaway running: Nose for how long? A cold usually lasts 7-10 days, but can last as long as 14 days. If your nose has been runny for longer, then could be sinus infection, allergies or non-allergic runny nose. Talk with your doc about the right problem and the right treatment for you. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers