J Rhinol.  2018 May;25(1):55-58. 10.18787/jr.2018.25.1.55.

Saddle Nose Deformity as a Result of an Aseptic Nasal Abscess Accompanied by Ulcerative Colitis and Pyoderma Gangrenosum

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea. jsc4g@paik.ac.kr


Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes granulomatous inflammation in the mucous membrane of the intestinal tract, especially in the colon. Additionally, UC can be accompanied by extraintestinal manifestation (EIM). EIM of UC includes cutaneous lesions such as pyoderma gangrenosum, and rarely, systemically occurring aseptic abscesses (AA) have been reported in a few cases. Nasal involvement of UC as an extraintestinal manifestation of IBD is rare, and few reports of nasal mucosa and septal cartilage involvement have been documented in the literature. However, aseptic nasal abscess involving septal cartilage associated with UC and pyoderma gangrenosum resulting in saddle nose deformity have not been reported. The author presents a case of a 52 year-old woman with UC and pyoderma gangrenosum and an aseptic abscess in the nasal septal cartilage resulting in saddle nose deformity, which was corrected by augmentation rhinoplasty.


Saddle nose deformity; Aseptic abscess; Ulcerative colitis; Pyoderma gangrenosum
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