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Nasal Septal Perforation

 
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Overview

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  • A hole or fissure within the nasal septum.
  • Causes of Nasal Septal Perforation

  • Trauma
  • Previous septal surgery
  • Cocaine inhalation
  • Chronic intranasal steroid use
  • Infection - syphilis, HIV, tuberculosis, mucormycosis
  • Autoimmune disorders - granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's), SLE
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Malignancy
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