Septal Hematoma and Perforation Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment


Nasal health is a critical aspect of our overall well-being, contributing to both functional and aesthetic dimensions of our lives. Unfortunately, accidents can lead to complications like septal hematoma and septal perforation. In this article, we explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for these conditions.

Septal Hematoma

After a nasal fracture, a septal hematoma can develop, posing potential risks if left untreated. This condition arises when blood collects between the cartilage and mucous membrane of the nasal septum.


  • Trauma to the nasal septum
  • Disruption of blood vessels
  • Accumulation of blood beneath the mucous membrane


  • Pain and tenderness
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Misaligned nasal bridge


  • Swelling and pressure in the nasal area
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Discoloration of the septum
  • Pain and discomfort


Understanding the nuances of nasal fractures is crucial for recognizing symptoms, seeking timely treatment, and preventing long-term complications. Whether caused by accidents, sports injuries, or altercations, nasal fractures impact both function and aesthetics. Consulting with healthcare professionals when suspecting this condition ensures accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment for optimal nasal health.

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