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What is deviated septum? What is septum?
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Dr. Ram Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Deviated septum
A nasal septum is the tissue that divides the 2 nares from each other, When it is deviated it is shifted to one side narrowing one of the nares.

In brief: Deviated septum
A nasal septum is the tissue that divides the 2 nares from each other, When it is deviated it is shifted to one side narrowing one of the nares.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Deviated septum
A deviated septum is a common issue.
It can be caused by trauma, position in utero and even during the birth process. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

In brief: Deviated septum
A deviated septum is a common issue.
It can be caused by trauma, position in utero and even during the birth process. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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