DescriptionThe nasal septum is the wall that separates the two nostrils. When the septum is displaced or curved, it is known as a deviated septum
A deviation of the wall separating the two nostrils that may lead to obstruction of the nasal passages and sinuses.Learn More. Generally this condition is of little or no consequence and may go unnoticed; affected individuals may experience difficulty equalizing. A deviated septum may be present at birth (congential disorder) or result from trauma to the nose. It is often discovered during a routine physical exam. This condition has been linked to sinusitis as well as barotrauma (sinus and middle ear).