Perforated nasal septum- how concerned should I be?
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Septal Perforation Surgery
Nasal septum perforation
Thanks for this question. First, sometimes septal perforations can cause no problems at all. So not all of them need to be treated. I treat a large volume of patients with septal perforations who experience whistling, excessive crusting, difficulty breathing through the nose prior to repair. Second, the surgery is outpatient so that you are able to go home the same day. A patient is put to sleep for this surgery for about 1.5 hours. Seek a surgeon who has extensive experience repairing this as it can be technically challenging. Hope this helps.
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