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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Deviated Septum (bone spur removal)

04/25/2002

Question:

If I needed a bone spur removed from my nose, due to deviated septum, could that be done without affecting the shape of my nose. The outside is not the problem (I have a nice nose on the outside) just a crooked wall inside pressing up against a bone spur which is blocking my breathing on the left side of my nose.

Answer:

Generally, when the deviated septum is repaired and the septal bone spur removed, the outside shape of the nose remains unaffected. That is, this type of surgery should not change the way your nose looks on the outside.

Good luck with your surgery.

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Response by:

Thomas A Tami, MD Thomas A Tami, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati