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Is Septoplasty needed or not
An_254138 posted:
My son has been suffering with recurrent ear infections, ears popping and getting blocked at will, nasal blockages and very dry ear wax since a few years. A CT scan revealed his nasal septum is deviated to the right and has a septal spur; Hypertrophied right inferior turbinate; Mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary, ethmoidal and left sphenoid sinuses; Ostiomeatal complexes are blocked on both sides; Cribriform plates: type-II; Optic nerve canals: type-I.

The doctor suggested surgical correction of the septum and inserting a small tube into the ear drum for draining out the excess liquid. He has also asked us to get a hearing test done.

My question is: is the surgery necessary and if yes would it alleviate his condition. Kindly help.

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