Ambrus et al define a nasal septal abscess as a collection of pus between the bony or cartilaginous septum
and its overlying mucoperiosteum or mucoperichondrium.
5 x 1 cm over the left side of the anterior part of the cartilaginous septum.
Computed tomography (CT) revealed mucosal thickening of the left maxillary sinus and destruction of the cartilaginous septum.
The second patient was an elderly woman with a badly deviated cartilaginous septum
A spacer is placed in each ethmoid cavity, the attached needle is passed through the anterior cartilaginous septum, and the suture is tied to the suture on the opposite spacer.
The attached needle is passed through the anterior cartilaginous septum and tied intranasally to the suture on the opposite spacer (figure).
Physical examination revealed that the patient had a severe saddlenose deformity secondary to a collapse of the dorsum, a complete absence of the cartilaginous septum
, and a large well-healed cavity within the nose.
A large septal graft containing both bony and cartilaginous septum
was required to reconstruct the defect.