cocaine nose

A constellation of findings in chronic intranasal—snorting—cocaine abusers
Surgical complications Localized septal collapse, poor mucosal healing, inadequate correction of septal deflection
Rhinoscopy From nothing to perforation
Treatment Rhinoplasty on highly selected patients—the results are often poor; submucosal resection and septoplasty should be avoided
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cocaine nose

A constellation of findings in chronic intranasal–snorting cocaine abusers Clinical Frequent rubbing of nose, chronic rhinitis, rhinorrhea, loss of sense of smell and, due to collapse of nasal mucosa and matrix, a nose to smell with Rhinoscopy From nada to perforation Surgical complications Localized septal collapse, poor mucosal healing, inadequate correction of septal deflection Treatment Rhinoplasty on highly selected Pts–results are often poor; submucosal resection and septoplasty should be avoided
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co·caine nose

(kō-kān' nōz)
A constellation of findings in chronic intranasal abusers of cocaine, including damage to the mucous membrane of the nose, nasal collapse with saddle-nose deformity, palatal retraction and perforation, pharyngeal wall ulceration, sinusitis, and turbinate necrosis.
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