Nasal septal abscess is
an uncommon condition, yet presents as a rhinological emergency. Its symptoms
resemble upper respiratory tract infection and the diagnosis may be missed
leading to intracranial complication and cosmetic deformity. We present a
healthy patient with idiopathic nasal septal abscess who complained of acute
complete nasal obstruction, fever and nasal pain. Common aetiologies, causative
agents, complications and management of nasal septal abscess are discussed.
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