Perforation, nasal septum
- as, for example, cocaine), an abscess, or certain diseases (for example, Wegner granulomatosis). The signs and symptoms of nasal septum perforation include crusting within the nose, bleeding and discharge from the nose and, most dramatically, whistling on inspiration (caused by air whistling through the perforation). Treatment is by surgical closure of the perforation (a procedure that frequently fails) or by the insertion of a specially designed septal button in the hole.
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