Septal perforation repair is a specialized and intricate procedure designed to address nasal septum disruptions, relieving symptoms such as chronic dryness, crusting, bleeding, and nasal obstruction.
How Do I Know If I Have a Perforated Septum?
The nasal septum typically consists of a solid wall composed of cartilage and bone. A perforation disrupts this normal structure, causing a disturbance in the streamlined nasal airflow. Patients may experience dry, irritated nasal membranes, soreness, bleeding, and excessive crusting that can obstruct breathing. The three layers of the nasal septal wall—nasal mucosa on both sides and cartilage/bone in between—must be disrupted for a perforation to occur.