The procedure is also known as the nasal septum or deviated septum surgery.
When is the surgical procedure required?
The procedure is necessary to repair a congenital or acquired deformation of the nasal septum which causes nasal breathing difficulties, dry mouth or throat in the morning and a reduced sense of smell. The deformations could even cause sleeping disorders, interrupted breathing during the night’s sleep (apnea) and snoring. An otorhinolaryngologist can indicate a surgical procedure after a physical examination, rhinoscopy and nasal fiber-optic endoscopy examination. If inflammatory changes are suspected, a physician can additionally indicate sinus CT examination.
What does the surgery include?
The deviated parts of the nasal septum, which obstruct the normal air passage in the nasal cavity are removed under general anaesthesia, resulting in an equal width and patency of the nasal cavities.
How to get prepared?
Day before surgery a patient should eat light food and stop smoking and drinking alcohol and not take anything orally after a night’s sleep.
Related tests and examinations:
Otorhinolaryngologist examination broaden with rhinoscopy, sinus X-ray and CT scan. Physical examination and tests indicated by the anaesthesiologist (laboratory tests, ECG, heart and lung X-ray scan, physical examination by other specialist) should be performed.