deviation of the nasal septum

Nasal septum deviation is when the septum is not exactly half of the nose. Such deviation is usually caused by a trauma/injury.


The most common symptom of a diverted nasal septum is respiratory difficulty that sometimes occurs only on the opposite side of the deviation. In some cases deviation can cause repeated infections.


  • obstruction of one or both nostrils;
  • frequent infections of nasal sinuses;
  • nasal congestion;
  • snoring (in infants and small children);
  • frequent nose bleeding;
  • facial, headache or sporadic retronasal phlegm.
deviazione setto nasale
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