Center for Minimally-invasive Surgery of the Nose, the Sinuses and the anterior Skull Base

Nasal Septum

The nasal septumis composed of cartilaginous and bony components and influences the appearance of the tip of the nose and between the nostrils (Fig. 1). Deviation of the septum can involve the cartilage and/or bone (Fig. 2) and is the most common cause ofnasal airway obstruction.

Fig. 2 – The anatomically important cartilaginous structures are projected onto the base of the nose. The central septum and the lateral alar cartilage are seen. 
Courtesy of Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart R. Probst / G. Grevers / H. Iro Basic Otorhinolaryngology 2006

 

 

 

Fig. 2 – The anatomically important cartilaginous structures are projected onto the base of the nose. The central septum and the lateral alar cartilage are seen. 
Courtesy of Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart R. Probst / G. Grevers / H. Iro Basic Otorhinolaryngology 2006