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5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left. Is this serious?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Deviated septum

A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It describes a situation when the cartilagenous/bony wall that divides the two nostrils is not midline.
It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring & even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

In brief: Deviated septum

A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It describes a situation when the cartilagenous/bony wall that divides the two nostrils is not midline.
It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring & even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

That degree of septal deivation is serious if it causes nasal obstruction.
Depending on the status of other adjacent structures in the nose, 5 mm of septal deviation may cause little obstruction or it may cause significant obstruction. If so, straightening it with a surgery called a septoplasty might be helpful.

In brief: Probably not

That degree of septal deivation is serious if it causes nasal obstruction.
Depending on the status of other adjacent structures in the nose, 5 mm of septal deviation may cause little obstruction or it may cause significant obstruction. If so, straightening it with a surgery called a septoplasty might be helpful.
Dr. Jonathan Owens
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