What is a saddleback nose?

What is a saddleback nose?

Weakening or loss of cartilage within the septum of the nose may lead to a condition commonly referred to as saddle nose. The term saddle nose refers to the saddle-shaped depression produced in the midsection of the nose.

Can saddle nose be corrected?

Minimal saddle nose can be corrected by restoring satisfactory septal height. As sufficient septal material is available in this case, we prefer extracorporeal rhinoplasty with excision of the nasal septum and constitution of a cartilaginous framework.

What can cause saddle nose?

The main causes for saddle nose include trauma, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, relapsing polychondritis, intranasal cocaine use, malignancies, syphilis, Crohn’s disease and lepromatous leprosy. Coccidiodomycosis often manifests with pulmonary involvement and less often cutaneous involvement.

Why do I have saddle nose?

Saddle nose is a condition associated with nasal trauma, congenital syphilis, relapsing polychondritis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, cocaine abuse, and leprosy, among other conditions. The most common cause is nasal trauma. It is characterized by a loss of height of the nose, because of the collapse of the bridge.

What causes a saddle nose?

What causes a saddle nose deformity?

Saddle-nose deformity can occur as a result of trauma to the nose, but it has also been well described in the setting of infections such as leprosy and syphilis and idiopathic inflammatory conditions such as granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly known as Wegener granulomatosis) and relapsing polychondritis.

Can you fix saddle nose without surgery?

When it comes to treating a minor saddle nose deformity, there are more options available for repair. Many people tend to assume that rhinoplasty is the only option for repairing the nose, but that is not true. Non-surgical treatments are available to repair minor saddle nose deformities.

What causes saddle nose?

Causes of saddle nose are genetic, infectious, inflammatory, malignant, autoimmune, drug induced, or trauma associated. Infectious diseases, such as leprosy and syphilis, may also cause nasal saddling.

What is a saddle nose?

A saddle nose deformity refers to a nose where the bridge just above the nasal tip has sunk in. The top bony part of the bridge usually is unaffected and just the cartilaginous mid-third of the nose has collapsed. Its also called a ‘boxer’s nose’.

Can a saddle nose deformity be repaired?

Yes, a saddle nose deformity can be repaired as long as the underlying vasculitis is not active. This would require consultation with a surgeon – oftentimes an ear nose and throat (ENT) specialist who could discuss this option with you.

What is saddle nose deformity?

Trauma, a bad nasal cosmetic surgery, congenital syphilis, and Wegener’s granulomatosis are some of the main causes of saddle nose deformity. The depressions that cause this condition are located in the cartilaginous area of the nose, the bony area or right across the osteocartilaginous extension.

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