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Do you know a kid who has had a septoplasty? If so how was the recovery for them?

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Asked by JANE_MOMMY at 3:13 AM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • I don't even know what that is.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 3:55 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • what is it?

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 12:14 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Septoplasty is a corrective surgical procedure done to straighten the nasal septum, the partition between the two nasal cavities. Ideally, the septum should run down the center of the nose. When it deviates into one of the cavities, it narrows that cavity and impedes airflow. Often the inferior turbinate on the opposite side enlarges, which is termed compensatory hypertrophy. Nasal obstructions caused by serious deviations frequently lead to chronic sinus problems. Turbinate reduction may also be advised to further enlarge the nasal cavities. If turbinate resection is indicated special care should be taken to avoid over-resection leading to empty nose syndrome. Most surgeries are completed in 90 minutes or less, not including recovery time.


    Answer by _Tam_ at 10:45 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

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