Category Archives: Nose

What exactly is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

Video of Ballon Sinuplasty Schematic Many patients have questions about the new method of dealing with chronic sinus procedure involving balloon sinuplasty. This method has been around for the past few years, and is designed to provide relief from chronic sinus issues for patient without the need for more traditional ways of endoscopic sinus surgery. In […]


What are Osteomas?

Osteomas are the most common benign bony growth within the nasal passages and the sinuses. An osteoma is the focus of very dense bony deposit that might form within the paranasal sinuses. At the present time we do not know what causes osteomas to form, and what regulates their growth rate. Most osteomas of the […]


What is Rhinitis Medicamentosa? What does this have to do with Afrin?

Many patients have various degrees of nasal obstruction. This could be due to fixed anatomical problems such as a deviation of nasal septum. Alternatively, a cold or a sinus infection can give you problems with the nasal passages resulting in obstruction. More chronically, signs of allergies or any polyp formation can also block up nasal […]


How do you fix a nasal fracture?

The outside of the nasal passages has bone and a cartilage that gives shape to the external nose. The lower part is made from cartilage that is mostly pliable and can withstand forces without breaking, and the upper part, between the eyes, is made from bone. Trauma to the outside of the nose can sometimes […]


What is the role of the nasal septum?

Many patients are somehow confused about what the septum is and what the role of it is in our nasal passages. Anatomically, the septum refers to the wall that separates the left and right sides of our nasal passages. There is mucous membrane lining over the entire septum on either side, and the center part […]


What is Propel sinus implant?

Endoscopic sinus surgery if performed in patient who meet the criteria for chronic sinusitis in order to further widen the sinus drainage passages. Endoscopic instruments are used to anatomically make the sinuses more accessible for natural drainage as well as sinus irrigation. Occasionally, the degree of sinus opening that was achieved at the end of […]


What are the turbinates?

The nasal passages are lined in the middle with what is called the nasal septum. On the side walls on each side, there are three sets of turbinates: The upper (superior), the middle, and the lower (inferior). The turbinates are bony projections with mucous membrane lining that provide additional surface area to the air that […]


Why do I get crusts in my nose? What is nasal vestibulitis?

Some patients may complain from occasional bouts of dry nostrils that accumulate recurring crusts and scabs. This is easily very tender to touch, and gives patient sensation of soreness locally. The basic underlying pathology for this kind of condition is an injury to the membranes of the inside of the nostril, which in medical terminology […]



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