Spontaneous nasal septal abscess

Yuan Heng Tsao, Chao Jung Lin, Hsing Won Wang

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Abstract

In the absence of early diagnosis and proper management, a nasal septal abscess, an uncommon entity, may lead to lethal complications. It is most frequently seen in cases of traumatic septal hematoma with subsequent infection but also occurs in cases of furunculosis of the nasal vestibule, sinusitis, influenza, and dental infection. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of a nasal septal abscess developing spontaneously in an immunocompromised and coagulopathic patient. We report this case to reinforce the need for scrupulous evaluation in immunocompromised and coagulopathic patients presenting with nasal obstruction without a history of trauma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-253
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan)
Volume25
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Furunculosis
Nasal Obstruction
Sinusitis
Infection
Hematoma
Human Influenza
Early Diagnosis
Tooth
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Nasal septum
  • Spontaneous nasal septal abscess

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Spontaneous nasal septal abscess. / Tsao, Yuan Heng; Lin, Chao Jung; Wang, Hsing Won.

In: Journal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan), Vol. 25, No. 5, 10.2005, p. 251-253.

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Tsao, YH, Lin, CJ & Wang, HW 2005, 'Spontaneous nasal septal abscess', Journal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan), vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 251-253.
Tsao, Yuan Heng ; Lin, Chao Jung ; Wang, Hsing Won. / Spontaneous nasal septal abscess. In: Journal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan). 2005 ; Vol. 25, No. 5. pp. 251-253.
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