nasal septum


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nasal septum

[′nā·zəl ¦sep·təm]
(anatomy)
The partition separating the two nasal cavities.
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The reason for obstruction in 70% of cases is related to nasal septum deviation (DNS).
described three types according to the size of the orifice present in the mucosa of the nasal septum, while Besli et al.
With recurrent epistaxis, the twice daily use of antibiotic cream works well to help heal the nasal septum and eliminate the problem.
The folded strips were placed on the mucosa of the anterior nasal septum bilaterally during anterior rhinoscopic examination.
Group-A children were treated by chemical cautery of the anterior nasal septum with 75% silver nitrate and group-B children were treated with a readily available vasoconstrictor nasal spray i.e 0.05% xylometazoline along with local oil based antiseptic ointment (Fucidic acid ointment) for one week.
A report of an atypical primary meningioma of nasal septum undergoing malignant transformation with distant metastasis into scalp and anterior chest wall can be found in literature [12].
The differential diagnosis for mass lesions that involve the nasal septum include malignant neoplasms such as lymphoma and melanoma and inflammatory conditions such as Wegener granulomatosis and sarcoidosis.
In this study, attempt has been made to find out the prevalence of sinonasal disorders like deviated nasal septum, rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps in patients with CSOM--TTD who attended the outpatient Department of ENT, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, during the period of April 2014 to March 2015.
Key Words: Chronic suppurative otitis media, impacted ear wax, Deviated nasal septum, Allergic rhinitis, Health care seeking pattern
Consultants from the hospital said that difficulty in breathing may be caused by many factors such as displacement of the nasal septum or deviation of the nasal septum into one of the cavities (nasal septum deviation).
Occasionally it can be found in areas outside the major salivary glands involving the minor salivary glands located in hard and soft palate, lips, floor of the mouth, tongue, retromolar area, peritonsillar region, lacrimal tract and the nasal cavity.1,2 The most common site for nasal pleomorphic adenoma is the nasal septum. On the contrary, lateral nasal wall involvement is very exceptional.4,5 Pleomorphic adenoma originating from lateral nasal wall mainly involves the inferior turbinate.3 In our case, it originated from the mucosa which was adjacent to the bone forming the medial wall of lacrimal tract and was not invading it.