Deviated nasal septums are a common, usually incidental, finding seen on brain and paranasal sinus CT studies. They are commonly seen with external nose deformities.
Nasal septum deviation can be congenital or acquired. The most common acquired cause is trauma from motor vehicle collisions, sports-related injuries, and altercations.
Unrecognised nasal septal deviations can contribute to failed rhinoplasty 3.
Nasal septal deviation can be C-shaped, reverse C-shaped, S-shaped or reverse S-shaped 3.
Treatment and prognosis
If medical management fails, the most common surgical procedure performed is septoplasty 4.5.
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