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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
i have a hole in my septum noticed it last year since then it has doubled in size went to ent they told me there is nothing i can do other then sinus rinses what can i do to prevent this from growing larger i have no crusting will it continue to grow? any advice will be helpfull thank you
It is hard to say wether this will grow larger or not. A biopsy of the septum is warranted to rule out systemic diseases. A septal button may be placed to close the hole. A novel approach may allow replacement of tissue in the septum but it has not been tried at many institutions.
Lee Zimmer, MD
Assistant Professor or Otolaryngology, Director of Endoscopic Cranial Base Center
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati