My husband has a broken bone spur in his sinus cavity. He has terrible headaches from this. Can this be operated?
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A bony septal spur can cause headaches: "Sluders syndrome"
Septoplasty for Headaches
The surgery to correct abnormalities of the septum including bone spurs is called a septoplasty. This procedure is very commonly performed by Facial Plastic Surgeons. If no additional work on the nose is needed, a septoplasty usually takes 30 minutes to an hour and is done as an outpatient. A septoplasty can be combined with a rhinoplasty if cosmetic changes are desired such as an improved profile or refined nasal tip. If a patient has enlarged turbinates contributing to their nasal symptoms, turbinate reductions can also be performed at the time of a septoplasty.
Bone spur on the nasal septum causing headaches
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