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How does a deviated septum affect the sinus enough to justify surgery?
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Good question
Rhino-sinusitis is a viral/bacterial or rarely a fungal infection of the paranasal sinuses caused by obstruction of the very narrow entrances to the sinus cavities from the nose.
As such, a deviated septum would have to be so severe as to obstruct those openings. However, your surgeon may opt to correct such a deviated septum, if access to the sinuses is obstructed by the septum.

In brief: Good question
Rhino-sinusitis is a viral/bacterial or rarely a fungal infection of the paranasal sinuses caused by obstruction of the very narrow entrances to the sinus cavities from the nose.
As such, a deviated septum would have to be so severe as to obstruct those openings. However, your surgeon may opt to correct such a deviated septum, if access to the sinuses is obstructed by the septum.
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