ANATOMY OF NOSE / SEPTUM

ANATOMY OF NOSE / SEPTUM

This picture shows midline septum of the nose when the nasal lining is removed. There is both bone and cartilage in it. Blue colour represents cartilage.

Nasal septum is not always in the centre. When it is grossly deviated to one side, there is nasal  block and snoring. This deviation is usually due to fracture of bone or cartilage following trauma.