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Nasal Septal Hematoma

What is Nasal Septal Hematoma?

Nasal Septal Hematoma refers to the condition in which blood gets accumulated within the septum (part of the nose between two nostrils) of the nose. This happens when an injury is caused to the blood vessels, thereby, disrupting them. As a result, fluid and blood may collect under the lining. Nasal Septal Hematoma usually occurs in children as their septums are thicker with more flexible lining. 

What causes Nasal Septal Hematoma?

The main causes responsible for Nasal Septal Hematoma are:

  • A broken nose
  • Injury caused to the soft tissue of the area
  • Surgery 
What are the symptoms of Nasal Septal Hematoma?

The most common signs and symptoms of Nasal Septal Hematoma are:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Painful swelling of nasal septum
  • Shape of nose alters 
How can Nasal Septal Hematoma be treated?

Nasal Septal Hematoma is treated via manual drainage of blood. After that, systemic antibiotics are given to prevent infection.