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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Saddle nose. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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Why: to determine if acute or chronic. A saddle nose deformity is a nose with a markedly depressed nasal bridge.
Why: may indicate that a nasal fracture may be the cause of the saddle nose deformity. A nasal fracture may be complicated by septal deviation, blood clot and abscess formation within the septum or perforation of the septum. If a blood clot and abscess form within the septum, the septum can die and collapse and cause the "saddle nose deformity".
Why: e.g. congenital syphilis, Wegener's granulomatosis, relapsing polychondritis, leprosy. Relapsing polychondritis is associated with Rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Why: e.g. previous operation on the nasal septum may be complicated by a blood clot and abscess formation. The septum may then die and collapse and cause the "saddle nose deformity". The improper application of an anesthetic mask may also cause the nasal bridge to die and collapse.
Why: e.g. leprosy is found primarily in Asia or Africa. Leprosy may be complicated by a saddle nose deformity.
Why: e.g. fever, malaise, aching muscles, weight loss, cough, shortness of breath, pus-like nasal discharge, bleeding nose, sinus facial pain and aching joints. May be complicated by a saddle nose deformity.
Why: e.g. acute pain and swelling of the cartilage part of both ears; aching joints; pain and swelling of the nasal bridge; red, painful eyes. The course is characterized by bouts of acute pain and swelling, healing over a few weeks and recurring over several years. In later stages may get destruction of the cartilage tissues resulting in floppy ears, saddle nose deformity and visual problems.
Why: e.g. pale skin patches on the face, buttocks, arms and legs; nasal stuffiness, hoarseness of the voice, thinning of the outer part of the eyebrows. May have perforation of the nasal septum with collapse of the cartilage to produce a "saddle nose deformity". With progression of the disease, the typical "lion face" may result due to infiltration of the skin. Leprosy is found primarily in Asia and Africa.
Why: e.g. bleeding nose, swelling around the eyes, bruising over the nose and around eyes, deformity of the nose. May be complicated by septal deviation, blood clot and abscess formation within the septum or perforation of the septum. If a blood clot and abscess form within the septum, the septum can die and collapse and cause a "saddle nose deformity".
The following list of conditions have 'Saddle nose' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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