Septoplasty

 

Septoplasty and Turbinectomy are two separate procedures often performed concurrently. The septum is the dividing wall inside of the nose. It is often displaced to one side or the other by birth or due to an injury. Also, inside the nose are three bony protrusions called turbinates, each of them is covered with a mucosal lining that helps warm and humidify the air we breathe. These turbinates are often enlarged hereditarily or by reaction to allergens. Both the enlarged turbinates and the displaced septum can lead to congestion, pressure, and sometimes sinus infections. Surgically straightening the septum and/or reducing the size of the turbinates significantly improves the nasal airway. No intranasal packing is used and no external nasal swelling or bruising is produced. The patient can breathe through the nose immediately.

 

 

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