Deviated nasal septum

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Deviated nasal septum

  1. 1. DEVIATED NASAL SEPTUM
  2. 2. DNS It is very common. It requires treatment only if it produces symptoms.
  3. 3. ETIOLOGY Heredity High arched palate Congenital Trauma Tumour, mass or polyp in the nose
  4. 4. TYPES OF NASAL SEPTUM Normal Nasal septum C-shaped Nasal septum S-shaped Nasal septum Displaced lower edge of septal cartilage
  5. 5. CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS •Initially asymptomatic •Blocking of the nose •Headache (Vacuum headache, neurologic headache) •Recurrent colds •Anosmia •Epistaxis
  6. 6. DIAGNOSTIC TEST oAnterior rhinoscopy oPosterior rhinoscopy
  7. 7. COMPLICATIONS Recurrent sinusitis Middle ear infection Mouth breathing Asthma Atrophic rhinitis
  8. 8. TREATMENT Submucous resection of the nasal septum (SMR) or Septoplasty
  9. 9. POST OP NURSING MANAGEMENT Antibiotic and analgesic administration for 5-8 days. Remove nasal packs after 48 hours. After removing nasal packs use decongestants. Apply ointment, Vaseline or liquid paraffin in the nose to loosen the crusts and clots. Advice to prevent injuries to the nose for 3 weeks. And the patient must take one week rest. Forcible nasal blowing must be avoided.

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