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  • Q. What is a septoplasty and what does "septo-turbs" mean?

    A. A septoplasty is designed to improve your nasal airway function due to an internal structural deformity. A septoplasty straightens the internal septum, the midline cartilage and the bony partition that divides your nasal passages into right and left. A deviated septum can lead to restricted breathing and sinus conditions. In addition, abnormally enlarged bony and mucosal projections from the lateral walls of the nasal cavity, called turbinates, can contribute to a compromised nasal airway. When resistant to standard medical nasal sprays, the turbinates may need to be addressed during a septoplasty.This is called a septoturbinoplasty or, more commonly, "septo-turbs."

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