Deviated Nasal Septum
Some people may not have symptoms. Other people may have:
- Problems breathing through one or both nostrils
- Sinus infections
- Noisy breathing during sleep
- Mouth breathing during sleep
People who do not have symptoms may not need to be treated. Others may need surgery. This is called a septoplasty . The goal of surgery is to ease breathing by centering the septum between the two nostrils.
Rhinoplasty may also be done to reshape the nose at the same time. Together the two surgeries are called septorhinoplasty.
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Edits to original content made by Denver Health.
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