Septal Perforation (hole in nasal septum)

What is a septal perforation?

Septal perforation is a hole in the nasal septum.  A perfoartion can develop as a result of nasal trauma, previous surgery, drug use or on occasion no cause is found. Often septal perforations have no symptoms, but occasionally they may cause a whistling noise when breathing through the nose, excessive crusting, pain, nose bleeds or deformity of the nasal tip.

 

What is septal perforation repair?

Septal perforation repair is a surgical procedure that is performed to repair a hole in the nasal septum. The surgical procedure involves using mucous membrane within the nose to cover the hole in the septum . This is done with the use of a minimally invasive surgery, specialised cameras and equipment through the nose.