Nasal Cracking Leading to Septal Hematoma

Aleeza Ali, David Gerth, Seth Ray Thaller

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Nasal cracking is the habit of applying pressure to one's nose until hearing a popping noise or feeling a release of pressure. Clinicians are mostly unaware of it as it is a lesser known habit that has been popularized on social media. Most often it is harmless, however sometimes it can lead to adverse consequences such as pain, bruising, bleeding, and/or breathing problems. In this case study, a patient is evaluated and treated for nasal cracking that led to a septal hematoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1978-1980
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of craniofacial surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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