The presence of a deviation of the nasal pyramid can lead, beyond an aesthetic discomfort, to functional respiratory disorders disturbing daily life.

The impossibility to breathe through the nose due to a septal deviation can have, in the long term, harmful consequences.

By deviated nose we mean a deviation of the nasal pyramid and often of the bony nose (upper part of the nose) leading to the rest of the nose. In addition to this deviation there is often a deviation of the nasal septum.

The nasal septum, which can sometimes be felt in the middle of the nose on direct contact, is the medial pillar of the nose.

Deviation of the septum can be caused by a deformation of the cartilage (cartilaginous septum), the bone (bony septum), or often both.
A deviation of the nasal pyramid and septum may be due:

  • To a birth defect,
  • To a malformation appearing during growth
  • To a trauma to the nose (during a sports activity, during an accident...).

These deviations can, most of the time, have consequences on the appearance of the nose (twisted nose, deviated nose, localized depression...), and can also have consequences on breathing.

Posté dans News le 29 Sep 2022