Friday, November 2, 2007

Medical Quiz

The answer is Cocaine. The hole you are looking at is on the hard palate which is the floor of the nasal passage. Excessive cocaine snorting has created this perforation, which is permanent.


Bruce said...

Great image. I saw a nasal septal perforation from cocaine abuse this week, also.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the perforation in the photo is of the hard palate rather than the soft palate.

Toni Brayer MD said...

Thanks, Dr. Bruce. Correction made.