deviated septum

A common physical disorder of the nose, involving a displacement of the nasal septum.

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  • Deviated septum — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Deviated septum ICD10 = ICD10|J|34|2|j|30 ICD9 = ICD9|470 A deviated septum is a common physical disorder of the nose, involving a displacement of the nasal septum. CausesIt is most frequently caused by impact… …   Wikipedia

  • deviated septum — noun abnormal displacement of any wall that separates two chambers (usually in the nasal cavity) • Hypernyms: ↑abnormality, ↑abnormalcy • Hyponyms: ↑deviated nasal septum …   Useful english dictionary

  • deviated septum — de·vi·at·ed septum .dē vē .āt əd n deviation of the nasal septum from its normal position that results from a developmental abnormality or trauma and may be asymptomatic or cause nasal obstruction and predispose to sinusitis and nosebleed * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • deviated nasal septum — noun abnormal shift in location of the nasal septum; a common condition causing obstruction of the nasal passages and difficulty in breathing and recurrent nosebleeds • Hypernyms: ↑deviated septum …   Useful english dictionary

  • septum — noun a) A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum. Deviated septum, a shift from the midline that commonly occurs in normal growth, is present in most adults. b) A partition that separates the cells of a fruit. See Also:… …   Wiktionary

  • Septum — A septum (Latin: something that encloses ; plural Septa) is a partition separating two cavities or spaces. Examples include: *Nasal septum: the cartilage wall separating the nostrils of the human nose. Often deviated or perforated through… …   Wikipedia

  • Nasal septum deviation — Deviated septum Classification and external resources [[File: A CT scan of the head showing the inner workings of the nos …   Wikipedia

  • Nasal septum — Bones and cartilages of septum of nose. Right side. Latin septum nasi Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Perforated septum — A perforated septum is a medical condition whereby the septum, the cartilaginous membrane dividing the nostrils, develops a hole or fissure. This may be brought on directly, as in the case of nasal piercings, or indirectly, as by long term… …   Wikipedia

  • nasal septum — noun A septum in the nose, separating the left and right airways in the nose, dividing the two nostrils. See Also: deviated septum …   Wiktionary

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