Nasal septum facts for kids
The fleshy external end of the nasal septum is sometimes also called columella.
The nasal septum is composed of three structures:
- ethmoid bone
- vomer bone
- quadrangular cartilage
The nasal septum can depart from the centreline of the nose; this condition is known as a deviated septum. Injury, excessive nose-picking can cause septum perforations, or holes developing in the septum.
An operation to the nasal septum is known as a septoplasty.
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