What are complications following surgery for deviated septum?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Complications following can be either acute or chronic. Acute complications include bleeding or hematoma formation. Infection can occur of the septal cartilage from a multitude of organisms. Thankfully, infection is rare (less than 1%). Removal of too much septal bone and/or cartilage may lead to nasal collapse. Septal perforation may occur with overzealous extensive septal dissection leading to avascular necrosis of the septum. 

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