Nasal septal hematoma, nasal septal abscess
The hematoma and abscess of the nasal septum can be caused not only by injury of the external nose (due to falls, impact), but also the flu or other infectious disease.
Following the nasal trauma due to blood vessels rupture, the blood accumulates between the perichondrium and cartilage — forms a hematoma of the nasal septum. Infection of nasal septum hematoma leading to abscess, and sometimes perforation of the nasal septum.
Nasal septum hematoma and abscess symptoms
When the hematoma and abscess of the nasal septum is marked nasal obstruction, at rhinoscopy is visible swelling in the anterior nasal septum, sometimes completely closing the two halves of the nose. The rise in temperature often indicates the suppuration of a hematoma. For diagnosis of nasal septum hematoma and abscess a mucous walls puncture is needed.
Nasal septum hematoma and abscess treatment
Puncture of the nasal septum with hematoma and abscess produces for therapeutic purposes — the contents aspirated and injected the antibiotic solution. In the case of suppuration of the nasal septum hematoma, it is advisable to make a vertical incision in the region of swelling on one side and horizontal on the other, what prevents perforation of the nasal septum. Then make drainage of the nasal septum abscess until full recovery.