Nasal Septal Perforation Repair

Nasal Septal Perforation Repair
Nasal Septal Perforation Repair

Overview Of Nasal Septal Perforation Repair

A nasal septal perforation repair corrects a nasal septal hematoma, which is a collection of blood within the septum of the nose. The septum is the part of the nose between the nostrils. An injury disrupts the blood vessels so that fluid and blood may collect under the lining.

Causes Of Nasal Septal Perforation Repair

A septal hematoma can be caused by:

  • A broken nose
  • Injury to the soft tissue of the area
  • Surgery
  • Taking blood-thinning medicines
  • The problem is more common in children because their septums are thicker and have a more flexible lining.


Symptoms of needing a nasal septum perforation repair may include:

  • Blockage in breathing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Painful swelling of the nasal septum
  • Change in the shape of the nose
  • Fever

Exams & Tests

Your health care provider will look into your nose to see if you need a nasal septum perforation repair. There is usually swelling of the tissue between the nostrils. The provider will touch the area with an applicator or a cotton swab. If there is a hematoma, the area will be soft and able to be pressed down. The nasal septum is normally thin and rigid.


To perform a nasal septum perforation repair, your provider will make a small cut to drain the blood. Gauze or cotton will be placed inside the nose after the blood is removed.