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What is a saddle nose?

What is a saddle nose?

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

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I'm starting to think I have a saddle nose. What do I do?

I'm starting to think I have a saddle nose. What do I do?

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

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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.

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.

Evaluation: You will need an in person facial exam and evaluation in order to determine what is the problem. Please consult with a Facial Plastic Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon in your area. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Best time to repair a small deformity on my son's nose? He is 6 years old now.

Best time to repair a small deformity on my son's nose? He is  6 years old now.

NOSE DEFORMITY: Pls ask the plastic surgeon his opinion. It depends on the severity of the deformity. At this age, they usually use general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Drs have said nose not broken and no deformity, but my 10yr old still has a lump on right side of nose which can most certainly be felt after 2 weeks.

Drs have said nose not broken and no deformity, but my 10yr old still has a lump on right side of nose which can most certainly be felt after 2 weeks.

Nasal injury: See an ENT specialist to make sure. Some injuries develop a septal hematoma and fractures are sometimes not apparent until the swelling subsides. ...Read more

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Has anyone had cosmetic nose surgery leave them with eagle beak deformity? Why?

Has anyone had cosmetic nose surgery leave them with eagle beak deformity? Why?

Pollybeak : Pollybeak deformity happens when either scar tissue forms above the tip and under the skin, or when not enough of the dorsum is removed at the original surgery. This problem is repairable with revision rhinoplasty. ...Read more

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Do I go to a plastic surgeon or a reconstructive surgeon for eagle beak deformity of nose?

Do I go to a plastic surgeon or a reconstructive surgeon for eagle beak deformity of nose?

Experienced surgeon: In either case, they may be capable of managing the condition but i would perform this based on the surgeon's experience as the primary criteria. ...Read more

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Heavy container hit forehead/nose. 24 hours later,bruise on bridge of nose &area numb. No swelling,deformity. Could nose b broken? Is treatment needed

Heavy container hit forehead/nose. 24 hours later,bruise on bridge of nose &area numb. No swelling,deformity. Could nose b broken? Is treatment needed

See MD: Was there any loss of consciousness? Need to be seen by ENT doctor to verify damage if any. Keep cold pack on nose for ten minutes every hour while awake. Nose bleeding? ...Read more

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Skull deformity from the back of the head, can it be repaired with cranioplasty. How is it done if its a large area & what are the estimate cost.

Skull deformity from the back of the head, can it be repaired with cranioplasty. How is it done if its a large area & what are the estimate cost.

In severe cases: In infants in severe cases, cranioplasty can help with the skull shape but the risk increases as the child becomes older. Most posterior deformities are hidden by hair and do not cause any fuctional issue. If it is a medical necessity, insurance will cover it. ...Read more

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My son has flat head on his left side. He doesn't have any facial deformities. How are you certain it will cure itself? He is 10 months old.

My son has flat head on his left side. He doesn't have any facial deformities. How are you certain it will cure itself? He is 10 months old.

Exam: Make an effort to position him on his other side. Have his head shape checked by his doctor and if there is a concern, get an XR to look at his suture formation. All the best. ...Read more

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Hard painless lump under skin on thigh. No pain, circular, large (lil bigger than a nickle), no discoloration/head/ripple/visual deformity, see a doc?

Hard painless lump under skin on thigh. No pain, circular, large (lil bigger than a nickle), no discoloration/head/ripple/visual deformity, see a doc?

If it is soft,: mobile fluctuant or slightly dense, and does not hurt then it's most likely a lipoma. If you decide to have a healthcare professional look at it, that should confirm it. Of course there are other bad things that could cause a well defined lump on bone or under skin. Thanks for using HealthTap. ...Read more

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My son is 17 and has a deformed skull. Is their any treatment to correct this. He suffers back, neck and head aches due to this deformity.

My son is 17 and has a deformed skull.  Is their any treatment to correct this.  He suffers back, neck and head aches due to this deformity.

Craniosacral therapy: Craniosacral therapy may help reshape the skull a bit. Chiropractic can help the neck and back pain. You could also consult with a neurosurgeon and see if surgery is an option. ...Read more

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Ct scan of sinus report says: mild S shaped deformity of nasal septum with a large left apical osteophytes. Right sided concha Bullosa.Is this normal?

Ct scan of sinus report says: mild S shaped  deformity of nasal septum with a large left apical osteophytes. Right sided concha Bullosa.Is this normal?

Yes: Normal variation, many do have these findings, don't mean a certain disease. The doctor who ordered the study would explain more, good luck ...Read more

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I've had a ct scan of my head and a MRI of my neck and head. They were fine. Also had a X-ray of my c spine and it showed a possible deformity. Symptoms are getting worst , can barely walk now. Very off balance. Life threatening?

Second opinion: Not normal, and so it very much comes down to specific diagnosis. Some conditions are easily senn in structural studies such as an MRI or ct scan, but some are not seen on tests like that. ALS is one example. Make sure you are seeing a neurologist and consider a second opinion if there is not any progress toward a diagnosis made. ...Read more

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I was born w/ no soft spot and as a result had big forhead when l was a baby and know asan adult I have no head deformaties. Do I have craniocynostosi?

I was born w/ no soft spot and as a result had big forhead when l was a baby and know asan adult I have no head deformaties. Do I have craniocynostosi?

Craniosynostosis: You made your own diagnosis, but its a shame that it might have not been discovered in infancy... At this point you cannot do anything to change that. The skull is formed and thats all the room you get for your brain! however, if you have neurological symptoms like seizures, learning problems (developmental delay) you probably should consult a neurologist and properly review your medical history. ...Read more