Rhinology Q5

An 18-year-old man presents to the emergency department after sustaining a nasal injury following a car accident. On examination, the nose is swollen with some bruising and suspected nasal deviation to the left. Anterior rhinoscopy shows a bilateral cherry-red swelling arising from the nasal septum.

Which is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?

  • A) Incision and drainage in 3-5 days
  • B) Anterior nasal packing
  • C) Silver nitrate cautery
  • D) Emergency incision and drainage
  • E) Posterior nasal packing