A 37-year-old member asked:
Deviated septum (septoplasty), what to do?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What is deviated septum? What is septum?
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Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
The nostril divider: The septum is a dividing structure between the two airway passages of your nose. It consists of bone and cartilage on the inner layer, and mucosa (pink, shiny, moist) as the outer layer. If it is deviated (which it is in most people), it can cause relative narrowing or even blockage of one of the airway passages. This can be corrected with surgery. A board certified ENT or plastic surgeon can help.
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Last updated Nov 3, 2014
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