Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2014 Feb;57(2):116-119. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2014.57.2.116.

A Case of Septal Abscess Extending to the Nasal Dorsum

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. entdocjung@hanmail.net

Abstract

Nasal septal abscess is an uncommon entity and causes nasal obstruction, saddle nose deformity and septal perforation. It is defined as a collection of pus between the cartilage or bony septum and its normally applied mucoperichondrium or mucoperiostium. Previously reported cases are confined in the nasal septal space and case of nasal septal abscess extending to nasal dorsum has not yet been reported in the literature. We recently experienced an extremely rare case of nasal septal abscess which extended to the nasal dorsum and caused abscess on the nasal dorsum. Therefore, we present this case with a brief review of literature.

Keyword

Abscess; Nasal dorsum; Nasal septum
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