The nose is the most commonly injured structure in injuries involving the face. The nose is divided into left and right nostrils by a wall of fibrous tissue and cartilage called the septum. The septum has a rich blood supply and can therefore bleed profusely when injured. Read more: How do you drain a septal hematoma? Article
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