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Saddle Nose Deformity
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.
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