Septal deviation occurs when the cartilage inside the nose blocks the passage of air through the nostrils. This may be the result of trauma or from birth (congenital). The malformed septum can be removed or straightened to improve airflow. A deviated septum can be corrected using an intranasal incision or a small incision underneath the nose. The deformed cartilage is removed or re-shaped to allow for opening of the nasal passages. Sometimes the structures known as turbinates, inside the nose, also need to be reduced to help augment the airflow in the nasal passages.
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