Virtual Patients - Rhinology - Nasal Injury

The patient underwent I&D of the septal abscess with the insertion of a corrugated drain underneath the nasal mucosa. At the time of theatre, the cartilage was intact with no obvious perforation noted. After 48 hours the drain was removed and the patient was sent home with oral antibiotics. 

 

He has since been followed up in the outpatient clinic, with a good outcome. There is no saddle nose deformity and his recovery went smoothly with no infections. 

 

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