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What are the possible causes of nasal septal perforation?

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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: A few things

Cocaine, previous nose surgery, other types of nose trauma, chronic steroid sprays, and certain diseases such as wegener's granulomatosis can cause septal perforations.

In brief: A few things

Cocaine, previous nose surgery, other types of nose trauma, chronic steroid sprays, and certain diseases such as wegener's granulomatosis can cause septal perforations.
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Dr. Asaf Presente
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Poor blood supply

The simplest answer is things that hurt blood supply to this area - usually from drug use (especially vasoconstrictors like Cocaine or meth which can be snorted).
Other causes can include infections or diseases like wegner's ganulomatosis - often treating the underlying cause can help and if the situation stabilizes this can be treated by a surgeon.

In brief: Poor blood supply

The simplest answer is things that hurt blood supply to this area - usually from drug use (especially vasoconstrictors like Cocaine or meth which can be snorted).
Other causes can include infections or diseases like wegner's ganulomatosis - often treating the underlying cause can help and if the situation stabilizes this can be treated by a surgeon.
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