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What is a deviated nasal septum?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Septum=wall in nose

Septum is the latin word for wall and the nasal septum is the wall that divides the right side of the nasal cavity from the left.
When it is deviated it shifts to one side or the other. If severe, it can alter. Slow or obstruct the flow of air on one side or the other.

In brief: Septum=wall in nose

Septum is the latin word for wall and the nasal septum is the wall that divides the right side of the nasal cavity from the left.
When it is deviated it shifts to one side or the other. If severe, it can alter. Slow or obstruct the flow of air on one side or the other.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery

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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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: A bent wall

The septum is a wall of bone and cartilage covered with a layer of soft tissue called mucosa.
In a straight septum the wall is straight dividing the nasal cavity into two equal sides. Very few people have a completely straight septum usually it bends to one side or another in which case we say that it is deviated. Sometimes the deviation can be severe obstructing nasal breathing.

In brief: A bent wall

The septum is a wall of bone and cartilage covered with a layer of soft tissue called mucosa.
In a straight septum the wall is straight dividing the nasal cavity into two equal sides. Very few people have a completely straight septum usually it bends to one side or another in which case we say that it is deviated. Sometimes the deviation can be severe obstructing nasal breathing.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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