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What procedures are available for 'patching' a perforated septum (quite large) left from surgery for a deviated septum?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Perforated septum

the options for treating a perforated septum are wearing a septal button to block the hole or to undergo surgical repair. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,

In brief: Perforated septum

the options for treating a perforated septum are wearing a septal button to block the hole or to undergo surgical repair. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Jon Traxler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Local tissue grafts

Typically they take fascial tissue eithe from your thigh or from a cadaver; elevate the lining on both sides of your septum and down onto the floor of your nose.
Then they put the fascial tissue over th hole on one side and tuck the edges under the elevated lining. They then slide the lining up from the floor of the nose and sew it in to place.

In brief: Local tissue grafts

Typically they take fascial tissue eithe from your thigh or from a cadaver; elevate the lining on both sides of your septum and down onto the floor of your nose.
Then they put the fascial tissue over th hole on one side and tuck the edges under the elevated lining. They then slide the lining up from the floor of the nose and sew it in to place.
Dr. Jon Traxler
Dr. Jon Traxler
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not many

Very large septal perforations are often impossible to close surgically.
You might be a candidate for a septal "button". This is a soft plastic implant that covers the perforation and is helpful for some people. It is important to keep your nose moist with saline spray and perhaps some ointment. Discuss this with your ENT surgeon.

In brief: Not many

Very large septal perforations are often impossible to close surgically.
You might be a candidate for a septal "button". This is a soft plastic implant that covers the perforation and is helpful for some people. It is important to keep your nose moist with saline spray and perhaps some ointment. Discuss this with your ENT surgeon.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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