Nasal Septum Deviation - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Nasal Septum Deviation

Nasal Septum Deviation Definition


Nasal septum deviation definition - Nasal septum deviation causes - Symptoms of deviated septum - Diagnosis of septum deviation with turbinate hypertrophy - Treatment of nasal septum deviation - Septoplasty in Istanbul - Septoplasty in Turkey
Nasal septum deviation definition - Nasal septum deviation causes - Symptoms of deviated septum - Diagnosis of septum deviation with turbinate hypertrophy - Treatment of nasal septum deviation - Septoplasty in Istanbul - Septoplasty in Turkey

The nasal septum separates the nasal cavity into the two nostrils and it contain the bone and cartilage. The cartilage is called the quadrangular cartilage and the bones comprising the septum include the maxillary crest, vomer and the perpendicular plate of the ethmoid.

Nasal septum deviation (deviated nasal septum) is defined as displacement of the nasal septum. It is an abnormal condition in which the top of the cartilaginous ridge leans to the left or the right, causing obstruction of the affected nasal passage. It, can lead to contraction of the air passages of the nose. Although at different levels of septum daviations are available in many people.
 

Deviated Septum Causes

 
Nasal septum deviation definition - Nasal septum deviation causes - Symptoms of deviated septum - Diagnosis of septum deviation with turbinate hypertrophy - Treatment of nasal septum deviation - Septoplasty in Istanbul - Septoplasty in Turkey
Nasal septum deviation definition - Nasal septum deviation causes - Symptoms of deviated septum - Diagnosis of septum deviation with turbinate hypertrophy - Treatment of nasal septum deviation - Septoplasty in Istanbul - Septoplasty in Turkey

Septum deviation is most frequently caused by trauma, such as by a blow to the face that causes the nasal septum to be moved out of position. It can also be a congenital disorder, caused by compression of the nose during childbirth. Deviated septum is associated with genetic connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome, Homocystinurias and Ehlers–Danlos syndrome.

In some cases, a deviated septum occurs during fetal development and is apparent at birth.
 

Symptoms of Deviated Septum

 
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Nasal septum deviation definition - Nasal septum deviation causes - Symptoms of deviated septum - Diagnosis of septum deviation with turbinate hypertrophy - Treatment of nasal septum deviation - Septoplasty in Istanbul - Septoplasty in Turkey

 Signs and Symptoms of Nasal Septum Deviation

 
Most septal deviations result in no symptoms. Some septal deformities, however, may cause the following signs and symptoms:

- infections of the sinus
- sleep apnea, snoring
- repetitive sneezing
- facial pain
- nosebleeds
- difficulty with breathing
-mild to severe loss of the ability to smell
 

Diagnosis of Septum Deviation With Turbinate Hypertrophy

 
Nasal septum deviation definition - Nasal septum deviation causes - Symptoms of deviated septum - Diagnosis of septum deviation with turbinate hypertrophy - Treatment of nasal septum deviation - Septoplasty in Istanbul - Septoplasty in Turkey
Nasal septum deviation definition - Nasal septum deviation causes - Symptoms of deviated septum - Diagnosis of septum deviation with turbinate hypertrophy - Treatment of nasal septum deviation - Septoplasty in Istanbul - Septoplasty in Turkey

A simple majority is sufficient for diagnosis of ear, nose and throat examination. Endoscopic examination and computed tomography allows for a more detailed assessment.

The animation above shows a deviated septum and turbinate hypertrophy on tomography scan.
 

Treatment of Nasal Septum Deviation

 
Nasal septum deviation definition - Nasal septum deviation causes - Symptoms of deviated septum - Diagnosis of septum deviation with turbinate hypertrophy - Treatment of nasal septum deviation - Septoplasty in Istanbul - Septoplasty in Turkey
Nasal septum deviation definition - Nasal septum deviation causes - Symptoms of deviated septum - Diagnosis of septum deviation with turbinate hypertrophy - Treatment of nasal septum deviation - Septoplasty in Istanbul - Septoplasty in Turkey

Medical treatment (such as such as decongestants, antihistamines, and nasal spray) relieves symptoms, but does not correct the underlying condition. Non-medical relief can also be obtained using nasal strips. A cure to symptoms related to septal deviations is available in the form of a minor surgical procedure known as a septoplasty or submucous resection (SMR). The septoplasty operation is performed quickly (lasts roughly 1 hour) and does not result in any cosmetic alteration or external scars. Recovery from the procedure may take anywhere from 2 days to 4 weeks to heal completely.
Pictured above, the patient underwent septoplasty and radiofrequency turbinate reduction operation. Endoscopic nasal examination photos before and after one week from nasal surgery is showing.
 

Nasal Septum Deviation Animation

 
 
 

 Animation of Septoplasty Operation For Treatment of Nasal Septum Deviation

 
 
 

More detailed information about septoplasty operation available at >>
 
 
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Murat Enoz, MD, Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon - ENT Doctor in Istanbul

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Address: İncirli Cad. No:41, Kat:4 (Dilek Patisserie Building), Postal code: 34147, Bakırköy - İstanbul
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