How to correct nasal septum perforation?

Getting a nasal septal perforation closed has always been a problem for ENT specialists around the world. In fact if you were to ask ENT specialists from major hospitals around the country, most would respond that there is no effective surgical solution for most cases.

He uses the septal perforation closure technique that he learned from Dr. Julio Stédile (Brazil), one of the world’s leading authorities in this area. This technique allows the closure of perforations up to 3cm in diameter, with results close to 100%.

The septal perforation technique consists in the detachment and rotation of the mucosa of the entire nasal region (septum, roof and floor of the nostrils) up to the lateral walls. This aims to facilitate the closure of the mucosa, then a graft composed of fascia of the temporal muscle is introduced with a cartilage filling obtained from the patient’s ear or from a tissue bank.

In most cases, the intervention is performed through a rhinoplasty, so it is used to practice the necessary aesthetic corrections.

What are the symptoms of nasal septum perforation?

The main symptoms that indicate that a nasal septal perforation is taking place are: frequent nosebleeds, nasal obstruction, production of smelly crusts, noises when breathing and mucus secretion.

If the perforation is larger than 1 cm, the structures that support the nose can be weakened, which tends to cause alterations in the aesthetics of the nose such as sinking of the dorsum.

Causes of nasal septum perforation

The main cause of nasal septal perforation is previous nasal surgery, i.e. a sequel to it. This includes transnasal pituitary surgery. However, there are other causes such as accidents, cocaine use, and tamponade due to nosebleeds, among others.